New Leaders Chosen For UND Business College And Center For Innovation

Amy B. Henley (left), currently executive director of MBA Programs at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, has been named the new dean of the UND College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA), and Amy Whitney (right), who now serves as director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Massachusetts’s Clark University, will join the University as the next director of the Center for Innovation.

UND Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Tom DiLorenzo announced today two strong leadership hires that solidify the University’s strategic commitments to business education, civic engagement and innovation outreach.

Amy B. Henley, currently executive director of MBA Programs at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, has been named the new dean of the UND College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA), and Amy Whitney, who now serves as director of innovation and entrepreneurship at Massachusetts’s Clark University, will join the University as the next director of the Center for Innovation, according to DiLorenzo.

Henley will take over for Steve Light, who has been serving as interim CoBPA dean since the departure of the last permanent dean, Margaret Williams, in 2017.

Whitney will assume duties now being handled by Center for Innovation Interim Director Barry Horwitz.

“I couldn’t be more delighted to welcome two of the more innovative leaders in business and entrepreneurial education to the University of North Dakota,” DiLorenzo said. “Both Dr. Henley and Amy Whitney bring an impressive breadth of experience and commitment to excellence in their respective fields. UND is lucky to have them but our students will be the true winners.”

DiLorenzo also thanked the two respective search committees that produced highly qualified pools of candidates from which Henley and Whitney rose to the top.

Henley is expected to being her new duties at CoBPA on Aug. 1, while Whitney is expected to take over at the Center for Innovation on July 1.

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