College of Business Administration Appoints PhD Director
Colleagues in the College of Business,
We are proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Murali Shanker as PhD Director. Dr. Shanker succeeds Dr. Jay Muthuswamy who served well in this position for the past two years. Dr. Shanker will assume the responsibilities of the position immediately. We are very pleased to again have someone with the abilities, knowledge, energy, and a deep interest in moving the PhD program forward in the role of the PhD directorship. Dr. Shanker demonstrated his abilities to take the PhD program in new directions this past year by spearheading the initiative to standardize the PhD core courses across departments and enhance the overall quality of experience doctoral students have here at Kent State. In light of his past work and our expectations for the future, the Dean's office has every confidence in Dr. Shanker's ability to move the PhD program forward. He has our full support and we look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead. We hope you will congratulate Dr. Shanker on his appointment to this most important assignment.
Yank Heisler, Dean
Rick Kolbe, Associate Dean for Faculty