Ball State names new business college dean
Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns announced Monday that Cathy DuBois will become the next dean of the Miller College of Business.
DuBois most recently served as associate dean for graduate and online programs at the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Kent State University.
Ball State said during her tenure at Kent State, DuBois helped lead enrollment growth, graduate program innovation and program ranking achievements. The university also rolled out the first online MBA program in the country to earn Quality Matters certifications, with two more master’s program on pace to earn them as well.
In her new role, DuBois will lead the operations of the college and work to “foster interdisciplinary collaborations within the college and across campus,” the university said in a news release.
She will begin her tenure at Ball State on July 1.
“Throughout our search process, Cathy stood out with her passion, her administrative experience, and her values-based leadership,” Mearns said. “I look forward to working with Cathy to continue to build on the strengths of our Miller College of Business and to advance our University’s mission and strategic plan.”
DuBois served as a professor of management and information systems at Kent State before joining the dean’s office. She has also served as a visiting associate professor at Maharishi International University in Iowa and a guest faculty member at the ESC Rennes School of Business in France.
DuBois succeeds Stephen Ferris, who is stepping back into a faculty position.