Gary Daynes Appointed Interim Dean for Gore School of Business
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 22, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College has announced the appointment of Gary Daynes, PhD, as interim dean of the college’s Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business. He will assume this role for the 2010 – 2011 academic year, beginning July 1, 2010.
Daynes, who will also retain his role as associate provost for integrative learning, joined the college in 2006 as an associate professor of history and director of the Center for Civic Engagement. Since joining the college, he has helped implement several important college initiatives, including a pilot program to use e-portolios to assess student learning and achievement of college-wide learning goals, and Common Ground, the college’s annual place- based theme which offers members of the campus community an opportunity to engage in a year-long discussion of compelling issues, ideas and texts.
“The Gore School is home to some of our most innovative programs, including project-based degree programs and several programs offered in conjunction with partner institutions in China,” said Cid Seidelman, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Over the past four years, Gary has been a leader in building partnerships on and beyond Westminster's campus. During his term as interim dean, we expect that he will continue to strengthen the Gore School of Business' relationships with students and with business partners, locally, regionally and internationally."
Students in the Gore School of Business account for roughly one-third of Westminster’s total enrollment, including 590 undergraduate students and 480 graduate students. For undergraduates, Westminster offers degree and certificate programs in aviation, accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and international business, as well as the project-based Bachelor of Business Administration degree completion program. At the graduate level, Westminster offers a Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration in Technology Management, Master of Accountancy, and a new Project-based MBA.
Daynes holds a bachelor of arts in history from Brigham Young University and a master's and Ph.D. in American history from the University of Delaware. He has been the author and co-author on numerous journal articles, books and book chapters and has presented at conferences and workshops on topics such as student learning, service-learning, civic engagement and American history. Prior to joining Westminster, Daynes served as coordinator of the Faculty Service-Learning Community of Practice and associate director of the Freshman Academy at Brigham Young University.
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