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MSU names dean of business college

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Missouri State University has hired Stephanie Bryant as dean of its College of Business Administration, effective Aug. 8, pending board of governors approval.

Bryant would succeed Danny Arnold, who announced in July he would be leaving the position to become the the dean of the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Arnold started at MSU in April 2009, according to Springfield Business Journal archives.

Bryant most recently served as director of the School of Accountancy and as a professor of accountancy at the University of South Florida, and she previously taught at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., according to an MSU news release.

“I am both excited and honored to join the MSU family,” Bryant said in the release. “I look forward to working with the dynamic faculty and university leadership to help move MSU to the next level.”

Bryant would receive about $214,000 a year for her services, from two avenues:
  • $174,000 annual salary; and
  • $40,000 a year from the Missouri State Foundation for being appointed to the David D. Glass Distinguished Leadership Chair.
She also would receive a car allowance, the release said.

Bryant received her bachelor's degree and her doctorate in accounting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

“I am delighted that Stephanie Bryant has accepted our offer of appointment as dean of COBA,” MSU Provost Belinda McCarthy said in the release. “I am sure that her efforts will enhance the excellent reputation already enjoyed by our college of business, and engage students, faculty and the business community in moving the college and the university forward."[[In-content Ad]]

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