Final public forum set March 7 for MTSU business d...

Final public forum set March 7 for MTSU business dean finalist

Jones College logo webThree finalists have been tapped by MTSU as part of its search for the next dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business, University Provost Brad Bartel said.

Dr. David J. Urban, executive associate dean of Virginia Commonwealth University, is scheduled to visit campus and meet with faculty, students and staff Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8.

Urban will be available for questions from 5  to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at a special public forum in the Broadlands A Room of the Embassy Suites, located at 1200 Conference Center Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

Dr. Allen C. Amason, chair of the Department of Management at the University of Georgia, and Dr. James C. Hoffman, professor and former director of the Health Organization Management Program at Texas Tech University, visited campus and participated in public forums Feb. 28 and 25, respectively.

Dr. Jim Burton, dean of the college for 13 years, will step down as dean on June 30. He will remain with the college in an emeritus role.

The search committee timeline indicates that a new dean will be selected in late March or early April and may assume the post on July 1.

For more information on the candidates, visit