|David Klock has been named dean of the College of Business Administration. He begins on June 13.|
David Klock, who had served as the chief executive officer of the CompBenefits Corp. for 11 years, has been named dean of the College of Business Administration. He begins his new position on June 13.
“Bringing David Klock to Cal Poly Pomona means great things for the College of Business Administration,” says President Michael Ortiz. “He reflects the type of leadership that distinguishes this university, combining unparalleled corporate experience and a solid foundation at the university level.”
Based in Roswell, Ga., CompBenefits is one of the nation's leading dental and vision benefits companies, serving five million members. Klock retired from the firm in June 2004 after 11 years. During his tenure as CEO, CompBenefits grew from $40 million in revenue to more than $300 million in revenue with industry-leading profit margins.
“Returning to my roots in education has always been a passion of mine,” says Klock. “Cal Poly Pomona's College of Business Administration is well positioned to make a significant impact throughout California and the region. I look forward to working with all of the talented faculty, staff and students.”
Klock earned his doctorate in finance from the University of Illinois, beginning a distinguished career in higher education. He has a total of 18 years of teaching and research experience, including five years as chair of the finance department in the College of Business at the University of Central Florida.
Klock formally replaces Eduardo Ochoa, who left the College of Business Administration to become the provost of Sonoma State University in 2003. Lynn Turner has served as acting dean for the college during the interim.