North Greenville University is consolidating its business undergraduate and graduate academic programs under a new College of Business and Entrepreneurship. John B. Duncan, currently the associate dean of the College of Business and professor of accounting at Anderson University, has been named founding dean. The new college will launch Jan. 1, 2019.
Academic majors to be offered in the new College include accounting, business administration, international business and marketing. The college also will house the Graduate School of Business, which will offer the Master of Business Administration at North Greenville University’s Tim Brashier Campus in Greer, according to a news release.
“North Greenville University is making a major move to enhance its academic quality as we consolidate our business programs at the graduate and undergraduate level under the visionary leadership of Dean Duncan. He is a nationally recognized thought-leader in the integration of faith and business and brings a marvelous, proven track record as a dean,” said Gene Fant, North Greenville University president, in the release. “We are grateful that he has accepted our invitation to launch this new initiative that will serve the business community in the Upstate and the nation for the next generation.”
Before joining the Anderson University faculty in 2016, Duncan served as dean of the School of Business for 13 years at Charleston Southern University. He also has served as assistant professor of accounting at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he held the John Luffey Endowed Professorship in accounting; and served as dean of the School of Business and director of the Church Finance Institute at William Carey University, the release said.
“It is a privilege and a true blessing to have been selected to serve as the founding dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at North Greenville University. I’m excited about working with Dr. Fant and the accomplished leadership team that is being assembled to serve the students, faculty, staff, and other constituents of NGU,” said Duncan, in the release.