JMU College of Business names new dean
James Madison University has named Michael Busing dean of its College of Business.
The appointment is effective on Jan. 2.
Dean joined JMU in 1996 as an assistant professor. He most recently was interim dean for the JMU College of Business and professor.
He has served as a tenured faculty member, director of the MBA programs and dean for academic affairs in the College of Business.
In his new role, Busing plans on implementing several programs, including new mentoring and coaching programs for students and developing the internship program.
Busing will also continue his leadership role in the development of the College of Business Learning Complex. Due to open in 2020, the complex will more than double the available space for the college.
JMU has raised $12.5 million toward its $16.6 million goal in supporting the project.
Additionally, Busing plans to work with faculty and staff to design specialized master’s and certificate programs that offer alumni and others the opportunity to stay relevant in their professions. “Business education has evolved to become all about relationships,” Busing said in a statemeny. “As the life cycle of competitive skill sets decreases, graduates from all of our programs need to be in the habit of looking to JMU for retooling.”
Busing holds a doctorate in industrial management from Clemson University, a master’s degree in management science from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in management from Purdue University.