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Dr. Faye McIntyre named Dean for Richards College of Business

January 11, 2005

CARROLLTON, GA - Dr. Faye McIntyre, interim dean and professor of marketing at the University of West Georgia, has been appointed Dean and Sewell Chair of Private Enterprise for the Richards College of Business (RCOB) effective Jan 1. She has been serving as interim dean since April 2004.

UWG News PhotoShe replaced Dr. Ara Volkan, who left the University to fill the position of Eminent Scholar and Moorings Park Chair of Accounting at Florida Gulf Coast University. Volkan, professor of business administration and former chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance, had been serving as interim business dean since the retirement of former dean Dr. Jack Johnson in September 2003.

Dr. Thomas J. Hynes, vice president for academic affairs, said McIntyre was hired after an extensive national search.

“We are incredibly fortunate that she will continue to provide the kind of vision and leadership for the Richards College of Business that she began this fall,” Hynes said. “Working with her colleagues in the college, as well as those across campus and in region's private sector, I see an exciting and vibrant future for student, faculty and community learning about business and the business environment. These are exciting times for UWG, and Dr. McIntyre will lead in ways that will make the Richards College an essential part of that excitement.”

McIntyre, who was promoted to professor last July by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, said she was delighted for the opportunity.

“I am excited about the possibilities for the future of the RCOB. With the growth of the last few years and with more still ahead, we must adapt to maintain the educational excellence and personal environment that is expected,” McIntyre pointed out. “We are fortunate to have a great working environment already in place and I look forward to working with a first-rate faculty and staff as we build the RCOB for this century. No one is more committed to the success of the Richards College of Business and its faculty, staff, and students than I am.”

Before joining UWG in 1998, McIntyre taught at Rockhurst University, the University of Mississippi and the University of South Dakota. She has also done extensive consulting work in the field of marketing. She is a recipient of the Richards College of Business 2002-03 Faculty Service Award and 2001-02 Faculty Research Award and Faculty Development Award.

McIntyre holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia and has completed professional development programs at Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees at West Georgia.

The RCOB academic business programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels maintain the highest level of excellence with their accreditation by AACSB International. In addition, separate AACSB accreditation is held by the Master of Professional Accounting degree.

The RCOB offers BBA degrees in accounting, business information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing, real estate and technology support systems. Also, working with the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education, a B.A. degree in international economic affairs and a B.S. degree in economics is offered as well as a B.S. degree in education with a major in business education.

Programs at the graduate level include Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc). In conjunction with the College of Education, the RCOB also offers a Master of Business Education (MBE) and Education Specialist in Business Education (Ed.S.) degrees.