Luís María R. Calingo (Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh) was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer in July 2009 after serving as Dean of the School of Business and Leadership for two years.
Dr. Calingo brings extensive administrative experience and a strong record of academic success to the position. He was Dean of the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University (JCU); Dean of the College of Business Administration and Professor of International Business at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB); Interim Dean of the Sid Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno; and past Chair of the California State University Association of Business Deans, which coordinates the academic leadership initiatives of the 23 business schools in the CSU system. The JCU and CSULB business schools are both listed in Princeton Review’s “Best Business Schools” in the world.
Dr. Calingo has held senior administrative positions in higher education, spanning 20 years, in the United States and Asia. His distinctive administrative competencies are in strategic planning, assessment, external relations and fund-raising, development of interdisciplinary academic programs, and creation of institutional linkages. Among his recent contributions is The Dominican Strategy 2000-2015, Dominican’s Strategic Institutional Plan. At CSULB, he led the College’s strategic planning and quality improvement efforts that led to the 2002 California Prospector Award, which is the first recognition of its kind ever received by a California business school. Under his leadership, CSULB created the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership, whose $2.5 million founding endowment (now $4.5 million) is the largest single gift to any academic program at CSULB. Under his deanship, CSU Fresno received the first school naming endowment ($10 million) in the California State University system.
Luís Calingo’s professional interests are servant leadership, strategic planning, total quality management, and international business with a focus on Southeast Asia. He has produced more than 80 intellectual contributions (including books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations) and served as a reviewer for various scholarly journals and professional associations. He wrote the first internationally distributed textbook in Asian business strategy, Strategic Management in the Asian Context (John Wiley & Sons, 1997).
His expertise in strategic planning and quality management has been recognized nationally through his annual appointment since 1997 to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—the highest award for performance excellence achieved by U.S. organizations—and internationally through his work since 1995 as Technical Expert on Quality Assurance in Higher Education and National Quality Awards of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO)—an intergovernmental body consisting of 20 member-countries in the Asia Pacific.