Marshall to welcome new deans of business, honors colleges
Marshall University has hired two new deans, Dr. Gayle Ormiston, the university’s provost, announced last week.
Ormiston said Dr. Haiyang Chen, a professor and founding managing director with The Global Financial Services Institute in the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., has been appointed as the new dean of the College of Business and Dr. Ronald J. Bieniek, director of New Faculty Programs and the Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo., has been named the new dean of the Honors College.
“Both Dr. Chen and Dr. Bieniek have extensive experience in their respective fields and each stood out among the many excellent candidates we had for these two important positions,” Ormiston said. “We look forward to working closely with them. Both are enthusiastic and eager to get started. We believe each of these two colleges will flourish under the leadership of these new deans.”
Both Chen and Bieniek assume their new positions July 1.
Bieniek said he has long been involved with improving success of students through their personal achievement, active engagement and broadened horizons.
“I will bring this spirit and dedication with me to Marshall,” he said.
Bieniek earned his master’s degree in history of science from Harvard University in 1973, and his Ph.D. in Physics, also from Harvard, in 1975.
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