June 21, 2018
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Husson board creates new College of Business with four schools

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — The board of trustees of Husson University has approved the creation of a College of Business that would include four schools.

“This action by the board provides for an overall appropriate structure for our growing academic offerings and a great framework for future expansion,” Ron Nykiel, dean of the College of Business, said in a press release issued Monday.

Nykiel also said that since becoming a university in 2008, administrators and the board have been considering the best way to reorganize under the university umbrella.

The schools under the new college are: the School of Accounting, the School of Business and Management, the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, and the School of Legal Studies, he said.

In several instances, programs such as criminal justice and paralegal studies were combined to form a school — in this case the School of Legal Studies. Programs in sports management and tourism were joined to form the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management.

“The new structure allows for each school to grow in its own respective academic area as well as provides greater opportunities for development, and corporate and community relations,” the dean said in the press release.

Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled in more than 200 courses offered by the new College of Business, he said.

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