U.Va. names McIntire School of Commerce dean
Nicole Thorne Jenkins from University of Kentucky starts July 1
The University of Virginia announced Wednesday that Nicole Thorne Jenkins will be the dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, effective July 1.
Jenkins is currently vice dean of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, where she is also the Von Allmen chaired professor of accountancy. She has also previously been on the faculty at Vanderbilt University in Nashville and Washington University in St. Louis. She will succeed Carl P. Zeithaml, who announced in 2019 that he would be stepping down after 23 years in the position.
Before her time in higher education, Jenkins worked for Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse LLP.
She earned her bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and her doctorate in accounting from the University of Iowa. Her research focuses on financial reporting failures and share repurchases.