Danbury's WestConn Appoints New Dean Of Business School

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David Martin will move from St. John Fisher College School of Business in Rochester, N.Y., to Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.
David Martin will move from St. John Fisher College School of Business in Rochester, N.Y., to Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. Photo Credit: Contributed

DANBURY, Conn. – David Martin has been appointed as the next dean of the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury.

He will begin his new position in July before completing a four-year stint as dean of finance at the St. John Fisher College School of Business in Rochester, N.Y.

“I am very excited to join the school of business with its high-quality programs in business and in justice and law administration,” Martin said. “I am convinced that the faculty, staff and administration are committed to providing first-class education to their students as well as to being a significant resource to the regional business and justice communities.”

During his tenure at St. John, Martin developed a joint doctor of pharmacy and master of business administration program, launched the first collegewide travel study tour, and supported  the creation of two new majors in marketing and human resource management.

“David Martin has demonstrated his abilities to lead faculty colleagues in developing academic programs that meet the needs of business stakeholders,” said WCSU President James Schmotter. “I look forward to the new linkages he will forge for the Ancell school within the Fairfield County business community.”

Between 2008 and 2010, Martin served as associate dean of the School of Business at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

Martin earned a bachelor of art’s degree in history from Long Island University, a master’s degree from Western Illinois University, and a doctorate degree in business administration from Saint Louis University with a major in finance.

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