CSU–Pueblo announces finalists Hasan School of Business dean


Three individuals have been selected as finalists for the dean of the Hasan School of Business at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

The following three candidates will interview at a variety of campus forums during the month of April for the position: Michael P. Fronmueller, Dean, Division of Management, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, N.Y.; Robert E. Hite, Jones Distinguished Professor and Dean, School of Business, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.; and M. Wayne Marr, Dean and Professor of Business Administration, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

“I am delighted at the quality of candidates we have attracted for this important position. They all have the level of experience and the expertise to maintain the excellent reputation of the Hasan School of Business and to lead it forward,” said Provost Russ Meyer.

The candidates will interview on campus on the following dates: Michael Fronmueller, April 12; Robert Hite, April 10, and M. Wayne Marr, April 23. Interview schedules and copies of the candidates’ vitae will be available for viewing at www.colostate-pueblo.edu/businessdeansearch. On all three dates, open forums for faculty, staff, community, and students are scheduled for 9:45 a.m. in the Cottonwood Room (OUC), and forums for full HSB faculty will be held at 3:30 p.m. (HSB 113).

The dean of the Hasan School of Business provides leadership and administration to the faculty, staff, and students of the school. In addition, the dean fosters excellence in teaching, research, and service to the campus and community; oversees the education of undergraduate and graduate students within the school; maintains AASCB accreditation; develops and nurtures collegial relationships with both campus and community constituents, and participates as an active partner in economic development efforts in the region.

Since 2004, Michael Fronmueller has been dean of the division of management at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., where he led the school through the AACSB accreditation process. Prior to that, he served as dean of the College of Business and Economics as well as Small Business Development Center Director at California State University, Northridge. He has served as a peer reviewer for both the old and new AACSB standards. From 1999-2002, he was the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. For nine years, he chaired the department of management at Boise State University and also held teaching posts at Washington State University – Pullman and Eastern Washington University. He received his abitur in Kaiserslautern, Germany, and earned an MBA from Eastern Washington University, and a Ph.d. in strategic management from Washington State University.

Robert Hite has been dean of the School of Business at Emporia State since 2003, where he has increased enrollment in the school, produced a School of Business DVD for recruitment and fundraising, obtained funding for the first Endowed Chair in Finance, created a marketing minor, and earned a first-ever listing in U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s best Graduate Schools (MBA). He also has served as professor and chair of the department of marketing and real estate at the State University of West Georgia and has held teaching positions at Montana State University, Kansas State University, and Colorado State University, Fort Collins. Hite earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Indiana University, an MBA from Indiana State University, and a doctoral degree in marketing from the University of Arkansas.

M. Wayne Marr has spent time in educational, corporate, and governmental settings throughout his career. As Vice Chancellor of Economic Development at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Marr has developed a conceptual plan for a business technology incubator in cooperation with the Fairbanks North Star Borough, established a management concentration in physics as well as a BBA in emergency management with the Tanana Valley Campus. He has held teaching positions at Clemson University, Tulane University, and Virginia Tech. Since 1993, Marr also has served as founder and owner of Social Science Research Network, which links researchers in the social sciences. From 1999 to 2004, he was a senior advisor and senior manager for Computer Sciences Corporation. He also helped found the Dell Program Office in Austin, Tex. From 1982-1986, he advised the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C., on domestic and international financial markets. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry, a master’s degree in economics, and a doctoral degree in finance and statistics, all from Texas Tech University.

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