Newman University officials announced that Brett K. Andrews, MBA, Ph.D., has been named dean of the university’s new School of Business effective May 1, 2016.
In August 2015 Newman revealed plans to create a new business school that focuses on ethics, entrepreneurship and socially conscious practices as well as traditional business knowledge. The school will officially launch in the fall 2016 semester.
“I’m very excited about joining the faculty and staff at Newman and being a part of the school’s mission to empower graduates,” Andrews said. “The university already has strong undergraduate and graduate business programs and I’m looking forward to help lead the launch of its School of Business.”
“We are pleased to welcome Brett to Newman,” said Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. “His background as a business dean, experience in various leadership roles at private faith-based institutions, and proven track record of building programs and developing partnerships make him the perfect fit to successfully lead our business school into the future.”
Andrews will come to Newman after serving since 2013 as executive vice president of Tabor College Wichita and dean of the School of Adult and Graduate Studies, where he helped develop multiple academic programs in business and forge community partnerships. He is also a professor of management at Tabor. Prior to his work at Tabor, Andrews spent 10 years at Oklahoma Wesleyan University where he was vice president of Academic Program Development and dean of the Chesapeake School of Business. Over the past dozen years Andrews has developed more than 15 new academic programs for graduate, undergraduate and associate levels, which include online programming.
Andrews earned his Ph.D. in management from Walden University. He received his MBA from Oral Roberts University and has a marketing undergraduate degree from Northeastern State University. He is currently finishing a post-graduate certificate in corporate finance from Harvard University.
Andrews is a past board member of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). He has presented at numerous conferences throughout the United States and has published articles in academic journals such as Research on Christian Higher Education and Journal of Biblical Integration in Business.
Locally, Andrews serves on the Business and Education Alliance Committee of the Greater Wichita Partnership.
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