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Brenda Flannery appointed College of Business dean

Professor of Management Brenda Flannery has been named the new dean of the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato, effective July 1.

2011-04-05
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office news release [3/31/2011]

Professor of Management Brenda Flannery has been named the new dean of the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato, effective July 1.

Flannery’s appointment was announced this week by Acting Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs Anne Blackhurst. Flannery succeeds Scott Johnson, who was named dean of the College of Business at Illinois State University. Business faculty member Marilyn Fox has served as interim dean.

Flannery joined Minnesota State Mankato in 1996, teaching entrepreneurship, leadership and management. On three occasions she was named the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity’s “Professor of the Year.” She has initiated new programs in service learning, entrepreneurship, leadership and international education.

From 2006 to 2009 she served as the university’s assistant vice president for undergraduate studies and international education, and has taught semesters abroad in Mexico and Canada. She led development of the university’s web-based curriculum design system, which in 2009 was named one of Campus Technology magazine’s top technology innovations.

She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Nebraska and undergraduate and MBA degrees at Western Illinois University. Her research on environmental management and service learning has been published in top academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Management Education.

The College of Business, accredited by AACSB International, educates undergraduate and MBA students in accounting, finance, management, marketing and international business. For five consecutive years the college’s MBA program has been listed as one of the nation’s best in The Princeton Review’s business school guidebook.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university with 15,393 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

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