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Thomas Garvey, DM Class of 2000, named Director at Baldwin-Wallace College

September 8, 2010 ·

A press release was sent out on September 3, 2010 regarding Tom Garvey's new position at Baldwin-Wallace College.  Tom is an alumnus of the DM Program, Class of 2000.  His research in the DM Program focused on issues around parental choice of elementary schools within the Cleveland Catholic Diocese and how those choices affect the financial policies of diocesan schools.   His complete thesis is available online from Digital Case, Case Western Reserve's online repository at

Below is the press release from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.

Thomas Garvey, CPA, DM, of Westlake has been named Director of the Accounting MBA Program for Baldwin-Wallace College. 

Garvey will oversee the recruitment and enrollment of students into the accounting program and will work with area businesses and accounting firms to create internship and employment opportunities for them.  In addition, he will work with faculty to review and assess the accounting curriculum.

 "Tom brings over 30 years of experience to B-W in the healthcare and insurance industries, as well as prior experience in teaching accounting at the college level," said Peter Kelly, chair for the Division of Business Administration.  "He has impressive work experience that includes serving as an auditor at Arthur Young & Co. and has held senior-level executive positions at Willis of Ohio, Inc., and Immediate Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.

 Garvey earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Cleveland State University.  He earned a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University.

His professional memberships include the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants.  He is a volunteer for the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges and a member of Wyse Advertising, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan Investment Advisory Board.

Garvey succeeds Roger Grugle, who retired in June after 23 years at B-W.

Baldwin-Wallace, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational college of 4,500 students, B-W offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition with over 50 academic programs. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, B-W offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

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