Assistant Dean Cammie Hunt-Oxendine has been named acting dean of the School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
The University will launch a national search for a dean to replace Dr. Eric Dent, who will remain at the University to teach full time, said Dr. Charles Harrington, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.
“Cammie’s experience and success as assistant dean made her a logical choice to serve the coming year as acting dean,” Dr. Harrington said. “She has proven herself indeed capable of helping move the School of Business forward during the year.
“With continued preparation for AACSB accreditation, new academic programs, and increased expectations for engagement with local business and industry, Ms. Hunt-Oxendine will have a full administrative agenda,” he continued. “However, I believe that she has the respect and trust of faculty, students, and the community behind her. These relationships will be vital to the School’s continued progress during our national search for a new dean.”
Hunt-Oxendine joined the faculty in 1998 and is a senior lecturer teaching small business management and communications. She has served as assistant dean since 2004. She said the School of Business is on a good course.
“The School of Business has grown stronger under Dean Dent’s leadership,” Hunt-Oxendine said. “Faculty research and scholarship and student engagement and learning outcomes are on the rise.”
The year ahead is full of challenges including continued work toward accreditation with AACSB (American Association of Colleges and Schools of Business), she said.
“Accreditation is vital to our success and the number one priority of the School of Business,” Hunt-Oxendine said. “We will also work to support the MBA program and its new director who joins UNCP in June.
“The development of curriculum in entrepreneurship and to support the work of the Thomas Family Center for Entrepreneurship is also important for 2008-09,” she said. “Through the Thomas Center and our other programs, we will work to create additional opportunities for student engagement with the business community.”
Hunt-Oxendine is a 1990 UNCP graduate and earned an MBA in 1997. She is working toward a Ph.D. in organization and management in the School of Business and Technology of Capella University.
Before joining the faculty she was assistant director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center for UNCP and coordinators for the Robeson County Enterprise Community Program before that.
As faculty advisor for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Hunt-Oxendine has led UNCP teams to national competition in seven of the last nine years. In 2005, she won an University Academic Advising Award.
Her University service includes serving on the Enrollment Management Committee, the UNCP Foundation Board of Directors, the Student Retention Task Force and committee work on SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation renewal.
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