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Dr. Anne Carroll Named Dean of College of Business

Dr. Anne Carroll

July 24, 2017

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Kutztown University has named Dr. Anne Carroll dean of the College of Business.  Carroll comes to KU from Rider University where she was the chair of the Finance and Economics Department.  She served as interim dean of the College of Business Administration at Rider from 2014-2015 and as associate dean of the college from 2011-2014. 

Carroll has been with Rider since 1986 when she joined the faculty as an instructor in finance.  She started her position at KU July 24. 

During her tenure, she was responsible for the creation of several new undergraduate programs.  She is credited for creating joint degree programs between Rider and Shanghai University, China and the Centre d'Études Franco-Américain de Management, Lyon, France.  She has also worked to create programs between Rider and the American Business School, Paris and Providence University, Taiwan.

Carroll co-founded the Rider Women's Leadership Council, a group of alumnae who provide mentoring and special programming for current students.  She has been published 14 times, most recently in a 2017 issue of Academic Pediatrics

"Dr. Carroll brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills to Kutztown University that will serve the College of Business very well," said Dr. Anne Zayaitz, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. "We look forward to seeing the college and our students prosper under her leadership as she works to create new and exciting opportunities."    

Carroll holds a doctorate and a master's degree in insurance and risk management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has a bachelor's degree in finance from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.   

"The faculty in the College of Business have shown that they can come together to advance their programs," said Carroll.  "This is particularly evident in their hard work to get and sustain both the AACSB and COSMA accreditations.  I am excited to be working with this dedicated group of people to continue to innovate and invigorate our programs and prepare our students for success beyond graduation."

One of four colleges at KU, the College of Business provides an exceptional education that prepares students for the rigors of the marketplace or the demands of graduate education.  The college offers undergraduate programs in business administration and leisure and sport studies as well as a master of business administration degree. 

The college is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is home to the Kutztown University Small Business Development Center and the Latino Business Development Center.  There are approximately 1,800 students enrolled in the college.