May 25, 2005

Worrell to head Sam Walton College of Business

by Sue Davis


Dan L. Worrell

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas has named Dan L. Worrell, dean of the College of Business and Administration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as the new dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business, effective Aug. 22, 2005. His salary will be $250,000.

Worrell will replace Doyle Z. Williams, who earlier this year announced his intention to return to the classroom after serving 12 years as dean of the Walton College. Williams will remain in the office through Aug. 21.

Worrell said, "I very much have enjoyed my 6 years at SIUC, I've made many life-long friends and have been truly impressed with the quality of the students, staff, faculty and my fellow administrators."

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Provost and Vice Chancellor John M. Dunn said SIUC will conduct a national search for Worrell's replacement.

"We appreciate very much the contributions that Dan Worrell has made to the College of Business and Administration and to Southern Illinois University Carbondale," Dunn said. "Dean Worrell has been a very effective leader and his talents, vision, and energy will be missed. We, of course, wish him well as he begins his new assignment at the University of Arkansas." Dunn said.

SIUC named Worrell, 56, dean of the University's College of Business and Administration in August 1999. The college includes four departments, accounting, finance, management and marketing.