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CBT Dean Interviews Begin March 2

February 25, 2015


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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Two candidates for the Western Illinois University College of Business and Technology (CBT) dean position will be on campus for interviews March 2-3 and March 11-12, according to Billy Clow, chair of the search committee.

The candidates include Kathleen Neumann, interim CBT dean and associate provost for budget, planning, personnel and technology at WIU, March 2-3; and Ajay Samant, dean and distinguished professor, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida, March 11-12.

Open sessions with administrators, staff and students on the WIU-Macomb and WIU-Quad Cities campuses are scheduled for Neumann from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, March 2 in Stipes 121 in Macomb and from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 in Riverfront 120 at the WIU-QC Riverfront campus; and for Samant from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 in Stipes Hall 121 in Macomb and from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in Riverfront 120 at the WIU-QC Riverfront campus Complete interview schedules and vitae are available at wiu.edu/employment.

Neumann has served as the interim dean since September 2014, and as associate provost since July 2012. Previously, she was the interim associate provost for budget, planning, and personnel from 2011-2012. Neumann joined the WIU faculty in 1995 as an assistant professor in computer science and was named a full professor in August 2004. She was named chair of the computer science department in December 2000 (the department became the School of Computer Sciences in Fall 2010). 



Neumann received her her Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and her master's and bachelor's degrees from WIU.

Samant has served as dean and distinguished professor, Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida, since 2010. Previously, he was the interim dean and national city endowed chaired professor for the Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University (WMU) from 2009-2010, and also served as associate dean (2007-2009) and chair of the Department of Finance and Commercial Law and State Farm professor and director of the Financial Planning Program for Haworth (2003-2007).

Samant earned his Ph.D. from Indiana University, and his master's and bachelor's degrees from the University of Bombay, India.



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