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August 2013

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  • Peter Anderson has been named dean of the division of business and technologies at New River Community College. A former school administrator, Anderson earned an associate’s degree at New River Community College, a BS in education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and a MS in educational leadership at Radford University.
  • David Bejou has been named dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences at West Virginia State University. Joining WVSU from Elizabeth City State University, where he served as dean of the Walter R. Davis School of Business and Economics, Bejou earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and linguistics from the College of Literature and Foreign Language in Iran, an MBA in aviation management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a PhD in marketing from the University of Memphis.
  • Doug Conant has joined the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as the founder and chairman of the newly formed Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute. The founder and CEO of ConantLeadership and former president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, Conant earned his BA and MBA at Northwestern.
  • Howard Connell has been named director of the Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability at the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. Previously the global sustainability leader at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Connell holds a BBA from Belmont University and an MBA from the University of California-Berkeley.
  • Ken Eastman has been named interim dean of the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Head of the department of management at the school, Eastman earned an associate’s degree at Iowa Central Community College, bachelor’s and master’s degree in management at Iowa State University, and his PhD in organizational behavior at the University of Nebraska.
  • Michael Elliott was named interim dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Elliot, who had been serving as associate dean and director of undergraduate studies at the school, earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Mississippi and his doctorate in marketing from Mississippi State University.
  • B. Keith Faulkner has been named dean of the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University, effective in January. Faulkner, currently vice dean for administration and external relations at Campbell’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, completed his undergraduate studies at Charleston Southern University and earned his JD/MBA dual degree from Campbell’s law school and business school.
  • Ralph T. Greco has been named Director of the Business Analytics Initiative at the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and will lead the Business Analytics Industry Cluster, which launches this fall. Formerly an executive with IBM, Greco holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio State.
  • Elaine Hagan has been named interim associate dean of the Office of Alumni Relations at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. Hagan, executive director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the school, earned her BA at the University of California, Irvine, and her MBA at the Anderson School.
  • Trey Hagins has been appointed as director of development for Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business. Hagins, who previously focused on fundraising for other units at Baylor, earned both his BBA and MBA at the university. 
  • Brent Hathaway will become dean of the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, effective in October. Hathaway, who has served as dean of the University of Wyoming College of Business since 2004, earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Utah State University, a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University, and a PhD in business administration from the University of Illinois.
  • Michael R. Lane has been appointed dean of the Craig School of Business at Missouri Western State University. A former president and professor of accounting at Emporia State University in Kansas, Lane earned his BS in finance from Lowell Technological Institute (now the University of Massachusetts at Lowell), his MS in accounting from Northeastern University, and his PhD in accounting from Texas A&M University.
  • Kenneth R. Lord has been named dean of California State University, Northridge’s College of Business and Economics. Formerly associate dean of the Kania School of Management at the University of Scranton, Lord earned his bachelor’s degree in English and his master’s degree in communication from the University of Utah and his doctorate in marketing from Ohio State University.
  • Millicent Lownes-Jackson has been named dean of the College of Business at Tennessee State University.  Lownes-Jackson, who had been serving as interim provost and executive vice president at TSU and had served as associate dean of the College of Business, earned her BA in business at Fisk University and her MBA in business and PhD in administration/business at Vanderbilt University.
  • Tom Mom has been appointed academic director of the Dutch-language part-time Master Bedrijfskunde (Business Administration) program at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Mom, who teaches strategic management and entrepreneurship at RSM, holds a master’s degree in international management from the Community of European Management Schools and a master’s degree and PhD, both in strategic management, from RSM.
  • James Norrie has been named dean of the School of Business and Justice Studies at Utica College. Most recently associate dean for administration at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, Norrie holds a BCom in accounting and information systems from McMaster University, an MEd in education administration and adult learning from Brock University, an MASc in management of technology from the University of Waterloo, a DPM in project management and leadership from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and an LLM in technology and intellectual property law from the University of Strathclyde.
  • Locke Ogens has been named executive director of the Darden School Foundation and strategic relations at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Ogens, who has been serving as Darden's executive director for strategic relations, earned her BA at UVA. 
  • Erik Orient has been appointed as student services director for the Penn State Smeal College of Business MBA Program. Orient, who served 22 years in the United States Marine Corps and worked with the Penn State Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Penn State and a master’s degree in human relations from Oklahoma University.
  • Lee Perry has been named dean of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. Perry, the Sorensen Family Professor of Organizational Leadership and Strategy at the school, had been serving as the associate dean of the Marriott School since 2012. He holds a PhD in administration sciences from Yale University. 
  • Martin S. (Marty) Roth has been named dean of the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business. Formerly chair of the Sonoco International Business Department in the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, Roth received his BA in business and economics from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA and PhD in business administration from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Ronald Shapiro has been named director of the newly created Center for Real Estate Studies at Rutgers Business School. Formerly senior vice president at Union Center National Bank, Shapiro earned his BA in economics at SUNY at Stony Brook and his MA in finance and accounting at Columbia Business School.
  • Gerald D. Starsia has been named senior associate dean and chief operating officer at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Most recently senior associate dean for administration in the university’s McIntire School of Commerce, Starsia holds a BA from Hofstra University, an MBA from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in higher education administration from U.Va.'s Curry School of Education. 
  • Stewart Thornhill has been appointed as the executive director of the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and professor of entrepreneurial studies at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Thornhill, who had been executive director of the Pierre L. Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship and a member of the faculty at the Ivey Business School at Western University, earned his BSc in English at the University of New Brunswick and his MBA and PhD at the University of British Columbia. 
  • Joseph Williams has been named the dean of Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics. Williams, who has been an executive with Sun Microsystems and Microsoft and is a former professor at Colorado State University, earned his BA from the University of California-Berkeley, his MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and both his MBA and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Michael Williams has been appointed dean of the School of Business and Management at Thomas Edison State College. Formerly associate dean of the MBA program at the college, Williams earned an MS in labor and employment relations from the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations, an MBA from the DeVry University Keller School of Management, and a PhD in educational leadership and an MS in human resources management from the Fordham University Graduate School of Education. 
  • Michael Yates has joined the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College as business development manager in the schools’ management and executive education center. Prior to joining Rollins, Yates was an executive consultant with Avastone Consulting. He holds a BS in business administration and economics from the University of Indianapolis, and a professional certification in organization change/management.

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