Larry “Chip” Hunter has been named dean of Temple University’s Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management. Hunter will take the helm of August 1, The Temple News announced last week.
Hunter most recently was the dean of Washington State University’s Carson College of Business, a post he held since 2015. He resigned effective July 3 to lead the Fox school. The Carson College named Deborah Compeau, senior associate dean for faculty affairs and research, as interim dean. A national search for a new Carson dean will launch in August 2024, according to a WSU release.
Hunter was named dean following a national search by Temple University.
“Chip prioritizes sustainable approaches that align with institutional goals, address systemic inequity, and create a culture of inclusion and belonging,” Temple Provost Gregory Mandel wrote in a message to the Temple community. “He believes that it is his mission to ensure that every student and every member of the faculty and staff can envision themselves succeeding.”
HUNTER SERVED EIGHT YEARS AS CARSON DEAN
From 2012 to 2015, Hunter served Carson’s senior associate dean and Pyle-Bascom Professor of Leadership. He also led the school’s nationally ranked full-time MBA program for two years. He became dean of the college in 2015.
Previously he served on the faculties University of Wisconsin and University of Pennsylvania. He earned his doctoral degree in industrial relations and human resource management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master’s degree from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and earned his bachelor’s degree at the Wharton School.
As dean of Carson College, he led the design and implementation of The Next Carson Coug program, resulting in the largest undergraduate curriculum revision in 25 years, according to the Carson release. The college also dramatically grew its online master’s programs.
“Temple’s Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management have amazing possibilities. I’m joining a highly accomplished and dedicated faculty and staff, and together, we’ll draw on this talent to create and deliver business education aimed at students from the widest possible range of circumstances, one that allows graduates to make the most of their opportunities in a rapidly changing world,” Hunter says in Temple Now, the university’s news site.
RONALD ANDERSON RETURNS TO TEACHING
Hunter will replace current Fox dean Ronald Anderson who stepped in as the school navigated the fallout from an explosive ranking scandal. Anderson was first appointed interim dean of Fox in July 2018 following the ousting of Moshe Porat, who was convicted by a jury for knowingly submitting false data to U.S. News & World Report for the school’s online MBA, EMBA, and part time MBA programs. Porat was sentenced to 14-month in federal prison for his role in orchestrating the scheme, but has been out on bail pending his appeal.
The Third Circuit Court of Appeal is expected to hear oral arguments in the case on May 18.
Anderson was appointed as dean full-time in June 2019 and set about rebuilding the schools’ reputation in wake of the scandal. He said then that he would serve one term.
“One of the things that I always knew in academia, but perhaps I didn’t know as strongly as I do now: We are nothing but our reputations–as researchers, as teachers, and as institutions. We have to hold that as a really, really high standard that we would never touch,” Anderson previously told Poets&Quants.
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