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University of Louisville business dean steps down after year on job

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The dean of the University of Louisville's College of Business is stepping down after about a year on the job.

Carolyn Callahan became the first woman and the first African American to lead the business college last July, succeeding Charlie Moyer.

In an email to faculty on Friday, Callahan said she'll remain a professor of accounting and will become an associate provost at U of L following a leave of absence that will begin June 1.

Callahan said she requested the leave of absence "for personal and family reasons."

"Thank you all for your prayers and good wishes for my family.  I want each of you to know that it has been my distinct honor and privilege to serve as your dean," she said in the email.

Callahan came to Louisville from the University of Memphis, where she was the KPMG distinguished professor of accounting.

She has also has worked at the universities of Massachusetts, Notre Dame and Arkansas, and was an accountant for the jet engine division of Pratt & Whitney, a U.S.-based aerospace manufacturer, according to the U of L release announcing her hire.
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