NEWBERRY, S.C. (July 2, 2019) – Newberry College has announced that Dr. David Fowler, assistant professor of business management, will chair the Department of Business Administration beginning in July.
“Dr. Fowler has demonstrated the necessary skills and a drive to see students succeed,” said Dr. Sid Parrish, vice president of academic affairs. “The business department plays a significant role, not only as our largest academic department, but as one of our fastest-growing. We look forward to Dr. Fowler leading this growth, both in our online programs and possible graduate-level programs.”
Fowler joined the Newberry College faculty as an assistant professor in 2018, teaching courses in business management. Before coming to Newberry, he served as adjunct faculty at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, and as an information technology officer for a global Fortune 500 company. He has also prepared meals as an executive chef in hotels, casinos and country clubs across the south.
“I am very excited, humbled and honored to be the new faculty chair of the Department of Business Administration at Newberry College,” said Fowler. “It is my wish to build on the foundation laid by my predecessor, Dr. Sarah Bryant, by expanding fulfilling internships and employment opportunities with local business partners, strengthening our current academic offerings, and introducing new innovative programs.”
“Specifically, a priority will be to develop Newberry’s first graduate program in Organizational Development and Leadership,” Fowler added. “We look forward to this and other milestones in the years to come.”
Fowler holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Development: Organizational Development and Change from the University of Texas at Tyler, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University. He and his wife, Victoria, reside in Irmo, S.C.
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About Newberry College:
Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational college with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College is ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News and World Report, appearing on the Best Colleges (#12) and Best Value (#3) lists, and in two unranked categories for Least Debt and Schools With the Most International Students. Newberry College offers baccalaureate degrees in 29 majors, 29 minors, 31 areas of concentration and 10 pre-professional programs, and recently launched an online degree-completion program. The College offers 20 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading and dance. Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, go to www.newberry.edu.