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CCU's Wall College of Business announces new dean

February 7, 2007

Henry Lowenstein of Bakersfield, Calif., has been named dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University, effective July 1.

Lowenstein is dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at California State University, a position he has held for seven years. Prior to that, he was chair of the Division of Business and Economics at West Virginia University in Parkersburg, W. Va.

As dean of Coastal's Wall College, Lowenstein will be responsible for planning, organizing, budgeting, coordinating, directing and evaluating the instructional, research, scholarly, creative and service activities of the college. He will be instrumental in recruiting and retaining students and faculty and will represent the needs and interest of the College to the University and the greater community.

"We are very excited to have someone of Dr. Lowenstein's caliber to lead the Wall College of Business into the next level of growth," said David DeCenzo, Coastal's provost and vice president for academic administration.

Lowenstein earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Virginia Commonwealth University, a M.B.A. from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois.

The business college has been led by two interim deans since May 2006 - retired executive Harold Stowe and CCU professor Sam Wathen.

Departments within the Wall College of Business Administration are Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing and Resort Tourism Management. An area of specialized study within the college is the Professional Golf Management program.

Nearly 2,000 students are majoring in business at Coastal. The college has 35 full-time faculty members and is accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting body for business colleges.