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March 05, 2019

North Park University Announces New Dean of the School of Business and Nonprofit Management

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The Office of the Provost at North Park University is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Ann Ownby Hicks as Dean of the School of Business and Nonprofit Management at North Park University, effective July 1, 2019.

Dr. Hicks has served as a professor of accounting at North Park University since the early 2000s, and successfully served as the Acting Dean of SBNM throughout the fall semester of 2018. Her selection followed a national search for the Dean’s position. Search committee chair, Dr. Al Kamienski noted: “After a comprehensive search with many qualified candidates, the committee clearly saw Professor Hicks, Ph.D. as the best person to lead the SBNM at this time in its history. She has the requisite skills, experience, and commitment to North Park’s mission. Most impressively, she has nearly two decades of evidence of preparing North Parkers for lives of significance and service confirmed by the loud voices of support for her from current students, faculty, and alumni.”

Provost Emerson added: “Dr. Hicks is the perfect choice for SBNM at this point in its history. She brings a deep understanding of the programs, a proven commitment to excellence, and has demonstrated the ability to lead effectively. She will be ready to hit the ground running on Day 1. We also expect Dr. Hicks to be an innovator and strong collaborator. We look forward to her leadership.”

Congratulations to Dr. Ann Hicks on her upcoming appointment as Dean of SBNM at North Park University.

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