Final four business dean candidates campaign on Kent State campus

• The importance of a strong dean: “What I always thought I needed to be was a face of the business school to the university community. I paint a face of the college of business that really focuses on what I believe the key contributors are.”

• Paying for your education: “We need to make sure we create a value-based education that prepares students for not only the jobs that they’re going to take on after graduation, but that prepares them for a career for which that can continually grow and develop.”

• Advising and student retention: “There are two parts in student success that are critically important. The first is retention. Students have to stay in school. The second is they have to finish in a timely manner. Advising is the cornerstone of both of those efforts.”