WPI Appoints New Management Department Head

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WORCESTER, Mass. McRae C. Banks II, a professor of management at Mississippi State University's College of Business and Industry, was appointed head of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Management Department effective Aug. 14.

Banks earned a B.A. in history and a Ph.D. in public policy/administration at Virginia Tech and an M.A. in history at Northwestern University. He joined the Mississippi State faculty in 1987 after five years as an assistant professor in the College of Business and Economics at Radford University in Radford, Va. Before pursuing his doctorate, Banks was an executive and manager in two different businesses. From 1992 to 1995, he was director of placement for the Academy of Management and is a former international president of the Society for the Advancement of Management.