Final four business dean candidates campaign on Kent State campus

• Strong online education programs: “The key is to have quality online programs. There’s connections you can have across the nation and overseas that may be interested in having a program tailored to their needs.”• Making programs stand out: “Really think about what makes you unique in your various programs. If you had three or four things you could list as a few points of pride of your program — find out what makes your program distinct. I think it helps in terms of fundraising, in terms of differentiating yourself from different programs.• Recruitment and retention of diverse, high-performing students: “The key is to retain. A lot of universities are dealing with that retention rate when graduation comes around.”• Finding a student’s passion early on: “Catch them early on to align what they’re passionate about to a program.”

Mary Kate Garvey

The final four candidates for the dean of the College of Business Administration appeared on campus throughout the last week. The potential deans held presentations for the campus community and responded to questions.

Contact Mary Kate Garvey at [email protected].