June 21, 2011 | Ithaca, NY | The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University proudly announces the creation of the Lewis H. Durland Professorship of Management and has selected Murillo Campello, professor of finance as its inaugural recipient. Established through a $4 million commitment from the estate of Barbara Collyer and Frank Collyer ’48 – of which $3 million will support the professorship and the additional $1 million will support the dean’s discretionary fund – the Lewis H. Durland Professorship of Management will provide salary and research support to ensure that its recipient and Johnson can maintain a robust research and teaching agenda in finance, accounting or economics.

“We are grateful for the Collyers’ generous gift and are thrilled to announce this professorship and its first recipient, Murillo Campello,” said Joe Thomas, dean of Johnson at Cornell University. “The gift will further Johnson’s ability to advance its global strategy and breadth of research, and will ensure the school can continue to attract such talents as Campello, whose superior teaching abilities will greatly impact student’s thinking, values, and understanding of business.”

Campello will join the Johnson faculty on July 1. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 2000 and comes to Johnson from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he has served as the Alan and Joyce Baltz Professor of Finance. Prior to joining the Illinois faculty in 2002, he held appointments at Michigan State University and at Arizona State University as an assistant professor of finance. He has also had visiting professor appointments at the University of Amsterdam and has been a faculty research fellow (now a research associate) at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2006.

About Johnson at Cornell University
Founded in 1946, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate schools of business. Johnson builds upon Cornell’s depth and breadth of distinguished research and teaching, and its vast, worldwide network of alumni, faculty, and colleagues. The school’s “performance learning” approach offers students defined frameworks and analytical tools, combined with expert feedback to solve real problems in real organizations. Deliberately small and extremely selective, Johnson maintains an intense, collaborative community, where students develop teamwork and networking skills that foster innovation and deliver results. Programs include one- and two-year MBA degrees, an Executive MBA and the Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA, which offers interactive videoconferencing sessions across the U.S. and Canada. For more about the Johnson at Cornell University please visit: www.johnson.cornell.edu.
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