One of the state’s business schools has found a new leader.
On Monday, William Paterson University said it appointed Anthony Bowrin dean of the Cotsakos College of Business in Wayne following a national search. He’s set to join the school on July 1.
Bowrin served as dean of the Scott L. Carmona College of Business at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan since July 2016, and before that as associate dean there for three years, William Paterson said. He joined the school in 2009 as an accounting professor.
“I believe that the Cotsakos College of Business mission—which focuses on preparing students for career success in business through programs that develop academic excellence and professional enrichment, supported by the applied research of faculty—are well aligned with my commitment to student success through intellectual rigor, teaching excellence, and practical experiences,” Bowrin said in a prepared statement. “Like the college, I am passionate about promoting student success through individualized, engaged and experiential approaches and intellectual rigor; and helping faculty, staff and business partners achieve their objectives. I believe that this is the surest path to sustainable competitiveness.”
He led The University of the West Indies School of Business and Applied Studies Limited as executive director from 2007 to 2009 and deputy dean of distance education and outreach for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of West Indies, St. Augustine from 2004 to 2006, William Paterson said.
In the English-speaking Caribbean, Bowrin also led consulting and executive development programs for several businesses in the region. And, William Paterson said, he served as director for organizations including Bay Future Inc. Michigan, the UWI School of Business and Applied Studies Ltd. – ROYTEC, UWI Credit Union Cooperative Society Ltd., Cable News Channel 3 and Trinidad Broadcasting Co. Ltd.
Bowrin focuses his research on corporate governance and the quality of financial reporting. According to William Paterson, his work has been published in academic journals including “Accounting Education: An International Journal;” “Advances in International Accounting; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal;” “Managerial Finance;” and “Journal of Co-operative Studies.”
The Cotsakos College of Business was ranked No. 7 on the most recent version of NJBIZ’s list of MBA Programs, with 95 degrees awarded.