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March 1, 2002

Ronald Green named dean of School of Business

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Ronald F. Green, associate dean and director of graduate studies in business at East Tennessee State University, has been named dean of the Indiana State University School of Business.

"I consider it an excellent opportunity to be able to work with the ISU faculty, staff, students and Terre Haute business community to take an already outstanding school of business to the next level," said Green, who is expected to begin his work at ISU by July 1.

Green has been active in the business community of Johnson City, Tenn., as both an educator and consultant. He says he is committed to bringing students, faculty and businesses together through internships and other programs that will benefit the university and local businesses.

"This is a critical leadership position for our campus, the community and the State of Indiana. I am confident that Ronald Green will provide the leadership that will build upon an already strong foundation to enhance the educational experiences of our students and build partnerships with the business community throughout the state," said Steven Pontius, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Green has enjoyed a full range of experiences over the course of his academic career as a faculty member, assistant professor and professor before becoming associate dean in May 1997.

"We're please to know that he has accepted the appointment and we are pleased with his experience in academic administration and the business community," said Connie McLaren, chairperson of the search committee.

"We look forward to working with him as we face new opportunities in the School of Business."

Green said he chose ISU because he was impressed with the outstanding faculty, staff and students at the school.

"It appears to be a school that is on the rise, both locally and nationally," Green said. "The university has made a definite commitment to moving forward and moving the business school forward as well."

Green earned his doctorate degree in industrial management from Clemson University in 1986; received his MPA from Jacksonville State University (Alabama) in 1982; earned his MBA from Jacksonville State University in 1978 and his bachelor's degree from Clemson in 1974.

Green and his wife, Carmon, have one daughter, Sara, who is a business major at East Tennessee State.