In his role as as Associate Vice Provost for Professional Programs, William T. Valenta will focus on supporting the strategic development of our professional degree programs across the campus. Assistant Dean at Katz, Bill has made major contributions in launching new graduate programs and enhancing the MBA and MS offerings of the business school. He previously served as the Assistant Dean of Executive MBA Worldwide and The Center for Executive Education and, for five years, as the Assistant Dean for MBA Programs. Prior to arriving at the Katz Graduate School of Business, from 2005 to 2007, Bill was the Assistant Chair in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. An alumnus of the Part-Time/Evening MBA program at Katz, Bill was a 22-year member of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, where he held multiple positions, eventually retiring with the rank of Commander.