Western Washington University appointed Craig Dunn to serve for a two-year term as dean of the College of Business and Economics, Provost Brent Carbajal announced Sept. 23.
Dunn has been interim dean for the past year.
“Dr. Dunn is well-prepared and situated to lead the college at this important time,” Carbajal said in a press release. “[Dunn] has demonstrated excellent administrative acumen and strategic vision.”
The college will begin a national dean search during the 2015-2016 school year, Carbajal said.
Prior to serving as interim dean, Dunn was associate dean/director of graduate programs at the College of Business and Economics. He started teaching at Western in 2005, and is also an associate professor emeritus of San Diego State University. He has an M.B.A. from California State University, Bakersfield.
“Never one to have professional aspirations for an administrative post, I have been surprised to have found it extremely gratifying,” Dunn said. ” I am left to happily abandon the term ‘interim’ and serve as Dean of CBE for an additional two years.”
Dunn’s research interests include managerial ethics and values, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, the meaning of work, and social entrepreneurship, according to the press release.