Georgia State University has chosen H. Fenwick Huss, who has served as the associate dean of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business for the past six years, as the new dean of the business school effective July 1.

Ron Henry, Georgia State’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, said that among Dr. Huss’ achievements was “the elevation of the college’s international profile.” He is credited with helping to raise more than $10 million to establish business-education programs around the world.

According to a press release on last week’s announcement, Dr. Huss plans to continue “building new partnerships nationally and internationally to respond to changes in business education.”

During Dr. Huss’ tenure at Robinson College, business education programs have been established in a number of countries including Egypt, Ghana and South Africa.

He joined the college in 1989 as associate professor in the School of Accountancy and was named the school’s director in 1996. He earned a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut in 1975 and a doctorate in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1982.

Dr. Huss will succeed Sidney E. Harris, who announced last fall that he plans to step down in June after having served in the position for seven years.

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