Ned C. Hill

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Ned C. Hill
Born 1945
Education B.S. (1969) Chemistry
M.S. (1971) Chemistry
Ph.D. (1976) Finance
Alma mater University of Utah
Cornell University
Occupation Former Dean of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University
Religion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Ned Cromar Hill is the National Advisory Council Professor of Business Management and former dean of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU). He was appointed as dean in July 1998 and served until June 2008. Hill has been a part of BYU since 1987, but in 2011 began a three-year assignment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) as president of the Romania Bucharest Mission.[1]

Prior to his appointment as dean, he served for two years as an assistant to BYU President Merrill J. Bateman, assuming responsibility for strategic planning in the areas of facilities and space management, distance learning, information systems, and assessment. Before joining the administration, Hill chaired the Marriott School's Department of Business Management. He joined the Marriott School faculty as the Joel C. Peterson Professor of Business Administration in 1987 and received the School's Outstanding Faculty Award in 1992.

During 1976–77 Hill was an assistant professor at Cornell University. Then, from 1977 to 1987 he was a finance professor on the faculty of Indiana University. MBA students at both BYU and Indiana University elected him their outstanding teacher several times.

Hill is a widely published author and frequent speaker on the subjects of treasury management, electronic commerce, and personal finance. He was founder and senior editor of EDI FORUM: The Journal of Electronic Commerce and has written four books and more than 70 professional articles. For several years he served on the Information Technology Commission for the state of Utah, and he has been a regional director of the Financial Management Association.

Hill holds a PhD in finance from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, a masters degree in chemistry from Cornell, and a bachelors degree in chemistry from the University of Utah.[2]

As a young man, Hill served an LDS mission in Germany. During his time at Indiana University, Hill served as president of the church's Bloomington Indiana Stake.[3] He and his wife, Claralyn, are the parents of four sons and a daughter. They have sixteen grandchildren. Hill's wife unsuccessfully ran for the Utah State House of Representatives as a moderate Democrat in 2008.[4][5]

Criticism and controversy[edit]

On October 9, 2006, Hill and MSM associate dean, W. Steve Albrecht, sent an e-mail to 50 BYU Management Society members and 100 members of the school's National Advisory Council asking them to support Mitt Romney's potential bid for the presidency. Hill and Albrecht signed the message with their official BYU titles, sent the e-mail from a BYU e-mail address, and began the message "Dear Marriott School Friend." Both the church and BYU, as tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations, are prohibited by federal law from advocating on behalf of a particular candidate or political party. Albrecht said that he should not have sent it in his capacity as a BYU dean: "It wasn't something BYU did, it wasn't something I probably should have done, and it was bad judgment."[6][7]

Recognition[edit]

On January 25, 2011, the BYU Marriott School announced the creation of a new chaired professorship, the Ned Cromar Hill Professorship of Finance. The professorship was established and funded by Hill's longtime friends, Brent and Bonnie Jean Beesley.[8]

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