Lynn Turner Named Interim Dean for College of Business Administration

Lynn Turner Named Interim Dean for College of Business Administration
Lynn Turner, recently named interim dean for the College of Business Administration.

Tomas Morales, interim vice president for Academic Affairs, has announced that Lynn Turner will assume the responsibilities of interim dean for the College of Business Administration (CBA) until a national search for the permanent position is complete.

The position was vacated when Eduardo Ochoa accepted the provost position at Sonoma State University. Turner, who served as the associate dean of the CBA since 1993, will begin his new responsibilities on July 1.

?I am honored to serve as interim dean of the College of Business Administration for the coming year,? says Turner. ?We face a challenging time as we prepare for renewal of our Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation and increasing enrollments, both in the context of reduced resources. I am confident that our college, with its great faculty, staff and student body, will have a very successful 2003-04.?

The AACSB is a not-for-profit corporation of educational institutions, corporations and other organizations devoted to the promotion and improvement of higher education in business administration and management. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor?s, master?s and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

?Lynn is a wonderful choice to lead the CBA during this transition. His understanding of the college and university will be a valuable asset during this year?s accreditation process,? comments Morales. ?I would like to thank the search committee, as well as department chairs and faculty/staff members, for their contributions to this process.?

A member of the Cal Poly Pomona faculty since 1979, Turner earned his doctorate from Indiana University in 1974 in Instructional Systems Technology, a master of science degree from Boston University in 1971, and a bachelor?s degree in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College.