Tuesday, February 26, 2013

[301] MTSU names three finalists for business dean post; public forums set

FOR RELEASE: Feb. 25, 2013
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Andrew Oppmann, 615-494-7696 or Andrew.Oppmann@mtsu.edu

MURFREESBOROThree finalists have been tapped by MTSU as part of its search for the next dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business.

University Provost Brad Bartel said three public forums for the candidates have been scheduled in the Broadlands A Room of the Embassy Suites, located at 1200 Conference Center Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

·       James C. Hoffman, professor and former director of the Health Organization Management Program at Texas Tech University, will be available for public questions from 5 to 6 p.m. today (Feb. 25).

·       Allen C. Amason, chair of the Department of Management at the University of Georgia, will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

·       David J. Urban, executive associate dean of Virginia Commonwealth University, will be available from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7.

Jim Burton, dean of the college for 13 years, will step down as dean on June 30. He will remain with the college in an emeritus role.

Bartel said the candidates also will tour the campus and meet with faculty, students and staff. For more information on the candidates’ schedules, visit http://www.mtsu.edu/provost/DeanSearch/DeanCandidates.php.

About MTSU

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