Robert Nale, professor of management and chair of the
of Management, Marketing and Law at Coastal Carolina University, has
been named interim dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business
Administration, according to John Idoux, provost and vice president for
Academic Affairs at Coastal. A national search for a new dean is under
"Dr. Nale has the background and experience to lead the College of
Business in the coming months while we search for a new dean," said
Idoux. "I look forward to working with him during this interim
Nale will officially begin his duties on Dec. 8. He will replace
Peter Barr, who has served as dean since 1992. Barr has accepted a
position with Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc., of Myrtle Beach.
Nale joined the Coastal faculty in 1985. He earned a bachelor's
degree from Western Illinois University, a master's degree in business
administration from Roosevelt University in Chicago and a Ph.D. from
the University of Mississippi.