UNCW names finalists for business school dean

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UNCW logoUNC-Wilmington officials have narrowed its list of candidates for dean of the Cameron School of Business down to three.

That’s according to a news release sent earlier this week from the university’s search committee.

Dr. Robert Burrus, a UNCW econmics professor who has been acting as interim dean, is one of the finalists, along with Dr. Joyendu “Joy” Bhadury, professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management at UNC-Greensboro, and Dr. Marianne Lewis, management professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at the University of Cincinnati.

The dean search committee will interview each candidate this month. Bhadury is scheduled to be on campus April 5-7, Burrus will be interviewed April 12-14 and Lewis will visit the university April 19-21.

The university has also scheduled a public forum and reception on the first full day of each candidate’s visit–April 6, 13 and 20, respectively. Each forum will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. More information about the three finalists, including their application letters and curricula vitae can be found on the Cameron School of Business website.

Rob Burrus is currently serving as interim dean of the business school. UNCW officials hope to have a new business school leader in place by July 1.

Correction: A previous version of this story indicated that Max Allen was the outgoing business school dean. Allen is the college’s chief of staff, who recently accepted a position with Clemson University.