Deans to step down after years of service
After working in the realm of education for many years, the deans of the College of Business and the College of Mass Communication announced last Friday they are leaving their positions after the 2012-2013 school year.
Dean Jim Burton of the College of Business and Dean Roy Moore of the College of Mass Communication have both served the MTSU community for more than four years.
Burton has worked with the university’s business program for more than 20 years, serving in different positions as chair of the Jones Chair of Excellence and in the external relations program. He took the position of dean in 1999, and has been in the role for 13 years.
While he served as dean for the College of Business, Burton helped push the program to add an entrepreneurship degree and a doctorate program in economics. The College of Business currently has 125 full-time faculty that teach 3,000 undergraduate and over 500 graduate students.
Even though he is removing himself from the position of dean, Burton also said in the annual fall faculty meeting that he will still remain a part of the College of Business in some capacity.
Dean Moore, who has been at MTSU since 2008, is stepping down from his position June 30. Moore is also planning on staying with the university and teaching within the College of Mass Communication in the School of Journalism. While at being at MTSU, Moore oversaw the construction of the Center of the Innovation Media that now houses student media organizations.
Additionally, Moore has worked at the University of Kentucky as the director of the First Amendment Center, and held the position of associate dean for its communication program.
During his time at the UK, Moore also participated in the board of trustees and was nominated for The Great Teacher award by the UK Alumni Association.
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