About President-Designate Gabel

President Designate Joan Gabel

Gabel has served as the executive vice president for academic affairs and provost at the University of South Carolina since 2015. As the chief academic officer, she oversees the schools and colleges of the USC Columbia campus. Previously, she served as dean of the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business for five years. While at Missouri, Gabel was named a “shining star” by the Wall Street Journal and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Bunche, Kemper and Holmes-Cardozo awards for Excellence in Research.

Before joining the University of Missouri, she served as the DeSantis Professor and chair of the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies at Florida State University’s College of Business. She was also director of international relations for the College of Business, and served on the faculty of the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University for 11 years. While there, she was interim director of the Institute of International Business and faculty director of the Atlanta Compliance and Ethics Roundtable. She has also served as editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal.

Raised in Atlanta, Gabel earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Gary, have three children: a daughter who lives and works in Seattle, a son who is a junior in college, and a son who is a junior in high school.

Gabel’s full background is available here (pdf).