December 1, 2011
Professor Vickie Hampton, head of the PFP group since 2001, will become chair of the new department. Renamed the Department of Personal Financial Planning, the new department will have 12 full-time faculty and five graduate adjunct faculty members.
“Elevation to the Department of Personal Financial Planning provides the visibility and focus needed to enhance quality growth and research productivity,” Hampton said in a statement. “We can better meet the needs of our students and do so with greater administrative efficiency than is possible in the current organizational structure.”