President Hultin Appoints Professor Mel Horwitch New Chair of the Department of Management

I am very pleased to announce that Professor Mel Horwitch has been named the Chair of the Department of Management at Polytechnic University commencing January 1, 2006.

The
department, as home for several important and growing programs, will
have a substantial strategic role within the University and is an
essential element in the University's future growth and prestige. The
department currently oversees such high-potential programs as:

Effective,
efficient, and innovative management is an essential ingredient for
technological progress, corporate success, governmental effectiveness,
and global growth. Therefore, it is our vision that management skills,
principles, and subjects should be a vital part of the curriculum of
study for almost all students enrolled in engineering or science.

Under
Mel's leadership, the department will seek significant growth in
enrollment and will promote research that encourages the highest
academic quality and innovative scholarship. The department also will
maintain currency in the rapidly evolving technological landscape. The
University will support Mel as the department aims for vigorous
expansion into existing and new venues in the New York City/Tri-State
Region and overseas.

One
of my key aspirations as President is to lead the University through a
process of dialogue and growth that results in the creation of a School
of Management and Technology. This School will differentiate itself
from other schools of business and management by focusing on
information systems, technology management, R&D management, and
innovation needs in the NYC/Tri-State Region and the world at large.
The School will also have a special concern for services, including
Financial Engineering and financial innovation. Mel shares this
aspiration for a School and believes that establishing such a School
now constitutes the department's overarching strategic goal.

Mel
brings important skills and experience to this leadership role. He is a
highly regarded scholar and educational professional in the technology
management field. He served as Department Chair at Poly in the late
1990s. Under his watch, among other things, the department modernized
most of its academic programs, brought the FE Program into the
department, and developed the foundation for the new BS-B&TM and
the Ph.D.-TM Programs. Mel also started the Institute for Technology and Enterprise
and established our Manhattan location at 55 Broad Street. After
serving as Department Chair, Mel was elected an Othmer Senior Faculty
Fellow and served as the founding Director of the Othmer Institute for
Interdisciplinary Studies. He oversaw the introduction of the
University's Honors College as part of the Institute's mission. Before
coming to Polytechnic, Mel served as founding Dean of Management at
Theseus Institute in France, and also was a member of the faculty at
MIT's Sloan School of Management and at Harvard Business School.

Mel
earned an AB from Princeton University and an MBA and Doctorate from
Harvard Business School. He has published widely and conducted
extensive curriculum development on innovation and high-technology
strategy and technology policy.

Please
join me in wishing Mel the very best as he resumes service as Chair of
the Department of Management during this important time of growth and
change for the University.

Jerry MacArthur Hultin, President February 15, 2006