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.
Supporters of West
Virginia University donated more than $6.2 million on November 14 during
the University’s second annual Day
of Giving, more than doubling last year’s total. And on just its fifth
day with its new name, the John Chambers
College of Business and Economics made the day count that was promoted as
“One Day to Give Back.”
WVU’s business school raised $1,878,033 on the strength of
365 separate gifts, leading the University in both the amount raised and the
total number of gifts. The total donated to WVU was $6,243,176 through 3,001
gifts during the 24-hour online giving event.
student and member of the faculty and staff at West
will have access to a digital subscription of the Wall Street Journal through the end of the academic year, thanks to
a sponsorship by the John Chambers College
of Business and Economics.
business school worked with WVU Libraries and the Wall Street Journal to make the sponsorship happen.