Lawrence Kalbers and Larry Pate have been appointed to new positions in the Loyola Marymount University (LMU) College of Business Administration.

Kalbers has been named the first R. Chad Dreier Chair in Accounting and Pate was named director of research for executive learning.

Kalbers brings to LMU more than 20 years of academic experience, extensive research, and professional consulting for the global professional services firm Ernst & Young.

Earlier, Kalbers taught at Long Island University’s C.W. Post Campus in Brookville, New York.

“Kalbers has an impressive background in accounting and auditing, and I believe that is where ethics issues will evolve by virtue of looking at auditing practices,” says John Wholihan, dean of the College of Business Administration.

Pate also brings more than 20 years of teaching and academic research experience. He is primarily responsible for directing the research agenda for executive learning in the College of Business Administration, which includes the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program and non-degree executive education.

Pate is widely published in the fields of leadership, decision making, and organizational change. He received his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He has held positions as director of executive programs at the University of Southern California and the Institute for Human Resource Management at the University of Utah.