NC State College of Management names Art Padilla head of its Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Art Padilla, professor of management at North Carolina State University’s College of Management, is the new head of the college’s Department of Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (MIE).

The appointment was announced recently by Ira R. Weiss, dean of the college, and is effective July 1.

The MIE department was established in 2007 to bring together faculty who conduct research and teach in the areas of general management and organizational leadership, human resources, management of technology, and innovation and entrepreneurship. The faculty members previously had been in the college’s Department of Business Management.

“We brought these faculty members together because of the tremendous synergy between these fields of study which contribute to organizations’ efforts to innovate and gain competitive advantage,” Weiss said. “With Art’s expertise in leadership development, he is the perfect choice for this position. He has the professional toolkit for working with the faculty to further develop the synergy between them and to continue curriculum development and faculty recruitment.”

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