Ed Powers to
Lead UNCP's School of Business
Ed Powers has been named interim dean of the School of Business at The
University of North Carolina at Pembroke, effective July.
This is not the
first time, the veteran professor has been called on to lead the school.
Dr. Powers was department chair for almost four years on two separate
He reports to Provost
and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Roger Brown.
who has been at UNC Pembroke for 13 years, is an award-winning scholar
and teacher in our School of Business," Dr. Brown said. "He
also served as department chair on two previous occasions in his career.
We welcome his experience and knowledge in leading the School of Business
during the 2002-2003 year."
Dr. Powers said
he welcomes the challenge of leading a strong business program.
"It is a collegial
group of people who work well together," he said. "This is
an exceptional group of scholars, and I am excited about taking our
programs to the next level."
Dr. Powers said
he will spend the summer becoming acquainted with his new responsibilities.
"I will begin
the process of information gathering and laying groundwork," he
said. "Our future is very bright and full of new initiatives."
"One of our
goals is to gain international exposure for our students, programs and
professors," Dr. Powers said. "We will also be expanding the
use of information technology by offering an on-line undergraduate business
degree in conjunction with state community colleges."
Dr. Powers' is an
expert in personnel relations and human resources with many publications
to his credit. Last year, he won an unprecedented two Dial Awards at
UNCP for community service and scholarly work.
He was a tenured
professor at East Carolina University and Clemson University. At Moorhead
State University and Charleston Southern University, he was business
Dr. Powers received
a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master's of Business
Administration from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from the University
of South Carolina.
An active community
volunteer, Dr. Powers has contributed more than 600 hours of volunteer
work at Pembroke Elementary School over the past three years. He lives
in Lumberton with his wife Mary.
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