The dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is being honored for his support of Elon’s chapter of the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals.
Raghu Tadepalli, dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Outstanding Dean Award.
Tadepalli was nominated by Elon’s Lambda Xi chapter of the international honor organization for financial information students and professionals. Patty Cox, assistant professor of accounting and BAP faculty advisor, noted the chapter nominated Tadepalli for his outstanding leadership to the Love School of Business, support of the Lambda Xi chapter and genuine concern for students and business education.
“His dedication and support to the success of the individual students within the chapter and the chapter as a whole is reiterated in his presence at annual events and his willingness to be there with and for the students,” said Victoria Simpkins ’19, president of the Lambda Xi chapter.
The chapter expressed gratitude for Tadepalli’s assistance with its annual Meet and Greet with employers, connecting the chapter with professionals to serve as guest speakers, and support for its faculty advisor.
Tadepalli will receive the award during the BAP annual meeting in August 2019.
Tadepalli began service as dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business in July 2012. Prior to Elon, he served as Murata Dean and Professor of Marketing in the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, and was dean of the Graduate School and associate dean in the Williams College of Business at Xavier University.
A recognized scholar in the field of marketing, he has written or contributed to many peer-reviewed journal articles and presentations on cross-cultural ethics, evaluation of performance for purchasing agents and salespeople, and the factors that affect salespersons’ customer orientation.
Tadepalli has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in commerce with a major in accounting from Andhra University in India. He completed his Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in marketing from Arizona State University and later earned his doctorate from Virginia Tech.