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Appointment of Dr. H. Fenwick Huss as Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business

Baruch College, a senior college in The City University of New York (CUNY) system, announces the recommendation to the CUNY Board that Dr. H. Fenwick Huss be appointed as the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. Dr. Huss will also assume a faculty position in Baruch’s Stan Ross Department of Accountancy.

Baruch College, a senior college in The City University of New York (CUNY) system, announces the recommendation to the CUNY Board that Dr. H. Fenwick Huss be appointed as the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. Dr. Huss will also assume a faculty position in Baruch’s Stan Ross Department of Accountancy.

After an extensive national search that included open meetings with Baruch’s faculty, staff and students, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs David P. Christy is pleased to recommend Dr. Huss as the new dean of the business school. “Dr. Huss’s lifelong commitment to the field of accountancy and to urban, public education of the highest quality, make him the ideal candidate to lead the Zicklin School of Business,” said Provost Christy.

Dr. Huss has served as Dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University since 2004, where he previously had served as Associate Dean and before that as Director of the School of Accountancy.

H. Fenwick Huss earned his doctorate in accountancy at the University of Tennessee, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Huss also earned a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut.

At Georgia State, Dr. Huss enriched and expanded academic programs, launching the Global Partners MBA program, a full-time program in which students study on four continents (North America, South America, Europe and Asia). The program was recognized by the Aspen Institute as among the top 100 business schools worldwide for leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into the MBA curriculum. He also created the Executive Doctorate in Business program for senior level executives to advance the development and practice of effective organizational leadership and the Executive Master of Science programs in the Management of Information Technology, Marketing and Finance.

With his tireless work in development, Dr. Huss attracted generous outside funding and was able to supplement the research funds available to his faculty. He improved infrastructure at Georgia State by opening several new facilities for delivery of executive and premium programs around the Atlanta metro area and enhanced the principal downtown building with state-of-the-art technology.

Dr. Huss has long shown his leadership in global education. He has assisted universities in Russia, the Ukraine and Sub-Saharan Africa in restructuring their business programs. In addition, he served as director to the Robinson College's USAID-funded development programs in South Africa, Ghana and Egypt. He has lectured extensively on the topic of business information needs in the People's Republic of China.

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About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.


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Christina Latouf, 646-660-6114, christina.latouf@baruch.cuny.edu

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