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Citadel News Service
17 Jan 2013

Provost names new dean of School of Business Administration

William Nelson Trumbull of West Virginia University has been named the Robert A. Jolley chair and dean of The Citadel School of Business Administration.

trumballTrumbull, 60, comes to The Citadel from West Virginia University where he has been a faculty member since 1983. During his tenure at West Virginia University, he served as chairperson of the Department of Economics, director of the Division of Economics and Finance, and as interim dean of the College of Business and Economics. He received his BBA degree from the University of Miami and his Ph.D in economics from the University of North Carolina. This past fall he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pecs in Hungary.

Trumbull succeeds Ron Green as dean of the business school. Green plans to teach in the school of business beginning in the fall when Trumbull will begin work.

"We are delighted that Dr. Trumbull will be joining the School of Business and The Citadel family," said Sam Hines, provost and dean of the college. " We are fortunate that Dr. Green will be returning to his faculty roots in the School of Business Administration as Dr. Trumbull moves into the deanship and assumes the Jolley Chair."

A strong proponent of international education at WVU, Dr. Trumbull has led study abroad programs to China, Cuba and Europe. He chaired the Steering Committee for WVU's Office of International Programs. A professor of economics and policy analysis, Trumbull has taught at WVU as well as North Carolina State University. He specializes in economics of crime, transitional economies, and economic evaluation, including cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, with current interest in applications in health care. His current interest is entrepreneurship in transition countries.

"I am excited to have this opportunity to join The Citadel family," Trumbull said. "The Citadel is a unique institution with a rich and long tradition of principled leadership, so it is a real honor to have been asked to lead the School of Business Administration."

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