Virginia Franke Kleist, Ph.D., has been named the new Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Research and Academic Operations at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University. The announcement was made to faculty and staff at WVU’s business school by Javier Reyes, Milan Puskar Dean, on Nov. 28. The appointment is effective January 1, 2019.
Dr. Kleist is currently a professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) and the chair of the Chambers College MIS Department. Since becoming chair, in addition to the undergraduate MIS program, the department team has added an undergraduate major in Global Supply Chain Management; a graduate, online Master of Science in Business Data Analytics; a graduate, online Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity Management; and two new undergraduate minors in business data analytics and business cybersecurity management.