Dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics Records
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- 1960 - 2021
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In November 1969, upon the recommendation of UNCG Chancellor James S. Ferguson to UNC President William C. Friday, the University of North Carolina's Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The new school was formed by combining the Department of Economics and Business Administration and the Department of Business Education and Secretarial Administration. Following the School's founding in 1969, David H. Shelton, who was then head of the Department of Economics and Business Administration, was appointed Dean of the new school in 1970. He would serve as dean for the next 13 years until 1983 when he stepped down to return to full time teaching in the Department of Economics.
Following David Shelton's departure, Robert S. Cline was appointed acting Dean in his place. In 1984, Philip Friedman, chairman of the Department of Finance and Economics at Boston University, was appointed to Dean of the School of Business and Economics. In 1987, the UNCG Board of Trustees voted to change the name of the School of Business to honor financial donor and local humanitarian , Joseph M. Bryan. In a formal ceremony in November 1987, the school became the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics.
In 1990, Philip Friedman resigned to become Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Bentley College. James K. Weeks, associate Dean since 1982, was named acting Dean of the School. A year later in 1991, he would officially be named the Dean of the Business school and still currently resides in that post until his retirement in 2011.
27.92 Linear Feet (70 boxes)
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This collection contains correspondence, annual reports, newsletters, memorandums, meeting minutes, emails, reports, brochures, VHS tapes, audiotapes, Compact and Digital Video Disk recordings, and an archive of the department's website which document the activities of the Office of the Dean and the history of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics from 1960-2016.
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- Dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics Records
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