Eppli will take over for current College of Business Administration dean Dr. Linda Salchenberger, who was recently promoted to a new position as associate provost for academic planning and budgeting.
Eppli will begin leading the business school on Aug. 15.
“(Eppli) has extremely strong qualifications,” said Marquette spokesman Brian Dorrington. “He has the respect of his peers and has served in a leadership role as the Bell Chair in Real Estate for the past decade. He has strong relationships with key stakeholders, which includes faculty, staff, students and the business community.”
Dorrington said Eppli was “a clear choice” for the position “given his strong qualifications.”
Along with Eppli’s strengths, Dorrington cited the business school’s strengths and rankings in building on its success in the future.
“I think it’s important to note that Marquette’s College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Management has strong momentum and it’s known as one of the top business schools in the nation,” Dorrington said.
The university’s formal search for a permanent dean will begin in one year, and the selected candidate will assume the role July 1, 2014.
Dorrington said the university is carefully analyzing the steps needed to conduct an extensive search of potential candidates, such as the creation of an interdisciplinary committee.
“It’s early in the process right now, so we’ll have a full process moving forward,” he said.