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02/22/2017

Three Dean Finalists Named for Winthrop's College of Business Administration

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 The finalists are Paul H. Schwager of East Carolina University’s College of Business, P.N. Saksena of the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend, and H. Shelton Weeks of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business.
 Each candidate will participate in interviews with faculty, staff, administrators and students; each finalist will also give a presentation to Winthrop faculty, staff, students and interested community members in the Tuttle Dining Room.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – Three finalists for the dean of Winthrop University’s College of Business Administration position will visit the campus for interviews and public presentations between Feb. 26 and March 9.

The finalists are:

Paul H. Schwager, associate professor of management information systems and associate dean at East Carolina University’s College of Business. He will visit from Feb. 26-28.

P.N. Saksena, professor of accounting and associate dean for graduate programs and accreditation at the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend. He will visit the campus March 5-7.

H. Shelton Weeks, professor of finance and real estate, chair of the Department of Economics & Finance, and program director for the Lucus Institute for Real Estate Development and Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Lutgert College of Business. He will be at Winthrop from March 7-9.

Each candidate will participate in interviews with faculty, staff, administrators and students; each finalist will also give a presentation to Winthrop faculty, staff, students and interested community members in the Tuttle Dining Room.

View the dates and times for the presentations.

Debra Boyd, Winthrop University provost, commended the search committee members “for the work they have done in bringing three excellent individuals to campus. We all look forward to learning more from the candidates about their ideas and their capacity for leading the College of Business Administration.”

Members of campus and local communities are urged to attend the candidate presentations. Feedback on each candidate will be solicited by way of electronic survey for those who participate in the interview process, said Jennie Rakestraw, dean of the Richard W. Riley College of Education, who is leading the 10-member search committee.

Winthrop’s College of Business Administration is the academic home to more than 1,100 undergraduate students majoring in 15 areas and more than 130 graduate students in its M.B.A. program. The college has a total of 60 faculty members, of whom 44 are full time and 16 are lecturers who are practicing business professionals from the surrounding metropolitan area. The college also houses the regional office of the S.C. Small Business Development Center, providing strategic support to entrepreneurs and business owners.

For more information, contact Judy Longshaw, news and media services manager, at 803/323-2404 or longshawj@winthrop.edu.


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