Husson creates Executive-in-Residence Program with international businessman

Posted Nov. 02, 2011, at 12:12 p.m.
Dennis Sokol
Dennis Sokol

BANGOR, Maine — Husson University’s College of Business announced Tuesday the creation of an Executive-in-Residence Program.

Dennis Sokol, chairman of the board of Hospital Corp. International, a Luxembourg firm, has been appointed the first executive-in-residence. Sokol is on the Bangor campus three mornings a week this semester.

“[Sokol] brings extensive industry experience and an additional global perspective to the college,” Ronald Nykiel, dean of Husson’s College of Business, said in a press release. “Many outstanding colleges of business have established Executive-In-Residence programs to provide relevancy in their business education programs. An executive-in-residence mentors both students and faculty by providing a leadership perspective on current business issues.”

Sokol previously served as an executive-in-residence at the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He has guest-lectured at Stanford University in California and the University of Limerick in Ireland.

“Dennis brings the business program over 30 years of multinational corporate experience,” Tom Hutchison, executive director of academic affairs and director of the School of Business and Management, said in a press release.

Sokol’s firm manages and owns hospitals and medical centers throughout Eastern and Central Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.

He holds a master’s degree in international management and finance from Thunderbird American Graduate School in Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University.

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