Montclair State tabs Concordia official to be School of Business dean

Eric Strauss//March 10, 2015

Montclair State tabs Concordia official to be School of Business dean

Eric Strauss//March 10, 2015

Montclair State University announced Monday that its School of Business will have a new dean, starting this summer.A. Gregory Cant will take over effective July 1, the university said in a news release. Cant is the founding dean of the Offutt School of Business and Robert J. Johnson Chair in Economics and Business Administration at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

“Greg Cant has the bold academic vision, substantial leadership experience and broad global perspective to spearhead the School of Business’ growth and national and international recognition,” Montclair State President Susan A. Cole said in a prepared statement. “With this outstanding leadership team and the school’s new state-of-the-art building, the School of Business stands on the threshold of a new era of dynamic business education at Montclair State.”

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While at Concordia, Cant turned the business program into a comprehensive business school — including creation of a comprehensive curriculum, growth of faculty and staff, development of initiatives and programs, and fundraising of more than $56 million.

“I am profoundly honored to be offered the opportunity to lead the School of Business,” he said in a statement. “With its excellent faculty and staff, innovative programs and exceptional new facility, the school is well-positioned to deepen its reputation and fulfill its mission to develop talent for a changing world.”

Montclair State’s School of Business has more than 2,400 students studying for undergraduate and graduate degrees. It is planning open a new $66 million, 143,000-square-foot building in the fall.

The university also named Robert S. Friedman the dean of its College of Humanities and Social Sciences, effective July 1. Friedman is director of the Institute of Technology at the University of Washington’s Tacoma campus.


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