October 2, 2023

New College of Business Dean Brings Expertise, Shared Values to UMW

Filiz Tabak joins the University of Mary Washington July 10, 2023, as dean of the College of Business.

Filiz Tabak joins the University of Mary Washington July 10, 2023, as dean of the College of Business.

Organizational leadership isn’t just a scholarly discipline for Filiz Tabak. It’s also a specialty she has successfully practiced over the past 28 years in the College of Business & Economics at Towson University – as a faculty member, graduate program director, department chair and, most recently, acting associate dean.

Now Tabak brings that expertise to the University of Mary Washington, where she’ll become dean of the College of Business (COB) starting July 10.

She already has a plan for her first few months on campus – to learn the strengths, experiences and passions of the faculty she’ll lead and the UMW students she’ll help educate. At the same time, she plans to connect with the COB Advisory Board, the deans of UMW’s College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education, and others in the campus community, “to see what we can accomplish together.” Read more.