Carroll University names Tallarico as executive director of business department

Special to The Freeman

April 16, 2014

WAUKESHA – Carroll University on Wednesday said Carol Tallarico has been hired as executive director of the school’s department of business, accounting and economics.

Tallarico will officially start with the university July 1, according to a statement. The newly-created position is the first step in growing the department into a school of business, which is a long-term goal set by Carroll University faculty.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Tallarico into the Carroll University community. She is an entrepreneurial and innovative leader who is highly regarded among her peers,” said Joanne Passaro, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Carroll University. “We look forward to working with Carol, the business faculty and our many stakeholders to transition the department into a premier school of business that will achieve AACSB accreditation over the next five to ten years.”

Tallarico holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s degree in economics with distinction from DePaul University. She received her bachelor’s degree in international studies from DePaul University.

Her most recent position was at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill., where she was a professor of economics.