National University, California’s second-largest private, nonprofit university, announces the appointment of Dr. Steven Lorenzet as the new Dean of the School of Business and Management, effective Aug. 4. Dr. Lorenzet brings extensive background in innovative program development, academic excellence and industry collaborations, and he is an award-winning researcher in the areas of human resource management and organizational behavior.
Dr. Lorenzet joins National University from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, where he served as Dean of the College of Business Administration. During his tenure at Rider University, Dr. Lorenzet was instrumental in securing academic-industry collaborations such as an MBA program for Bank of America employees and an Executive MBA (EMBA) program for Waste Management employees, as well as increasing international study opportunities for students in coordination with higher education institutions in China, Taiwan and France. In addition, he led the College of Business Administration’s efforts to increase external funding resources, expand admissions agreements with local community colleges, and partnered with key stakeholders to launch Rider’s first fully online Master of Accountancy program. Dr. Lorenzet, who previously served as Dean of the Nathan Weiss Graduate College at Kean University, received his Ph.D. in Organizational Studies (Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior) from the University at Albany, State University of New York, and his research has received multiple awards including the Citation of Excellence from Emerald Management Reviews.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lorenzet to the National University community as he leads the School of Business and Management to a new chapter of excellence through innovative and success-driven initiatives aimed at our primarily working adult student population,” said National University Provost Debra Bean. “His proven ability to secure valuable local and global collaborations with industry groups and other educational institutions will benefit our students greatly.”
National University’s School of Business and Management currently offers more than 25 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs that prepare students to succeed in the interconnected local and global economy. The School is comprised of three departments: Accounting and Finance; Leadership and Human Resource Management; and Management and Marketing. Programs are available in a range of specialties including business administration, hospitality and casino management, organizational leadership, accountancy and integrated marketing communications. A unique Global MBA program is also offered entirely in Spanish.
About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. With 30,000 students and more than 140,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering and Computing; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer more than 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials. Programs are offered at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation, and are also available online. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California.
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