WCSU announces appointment of Ancell School of Business dean

Image of Dean David MartinDANBURY, CONN. —Dr. David Martin has been appointed as the next dean of the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University to begin in July.

Martin is currently the dean at the St. John Fisher College School of Business in Rochester, New York, a position he has held since July 2010. He is also a professor of finance at the school. He earned a B.A. in history from Long Island University, an MBA from Western Illinois University and a Ph.D. in business administration from Saint Louis University with a major in finance.

“I am very excited to join the Ancell School of Business with its high-quality programs in business and in justice and law administration,” Martin said. “I am convinced that the faculty, staff and administration are committed to providing a first-class education to their students as well as to being a significant resource to the regional business and justice communities.”

During his tenure at St. John Fisher, Martin has, among other things, supported and encouraged the development of two new majors in marketing and human resource management, created a joint Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration program and launched the first college-wide travel study-tour. From 2008 to 2010, Martin served as the associate dean of the School of Business at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

“David Martin has demonstrated his ability to lead faculty colleagues in developing academic programs that meet the needs of business stakeholders,” WCSU President James Schmotter said. “I look forward to the new linkages he will forge for the Ancell School within the Fairfield County business community.”

For more information, call the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.



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