Dornbush has served UW-Green Bay as the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and director of graduate studies since 2015. He will maintain a share of those duties while taking on the interim dean role.
Dornbush replaces founding dean Doug Hensler, who led the business school from 2016 until the end of the 2018 academic school year. His appointment is effective immediately, and he will serve until the university recruits a permanent dean via a national search.
“Matt is well known and respected both on campus and in the surrounding community,” UW-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis said in a news release. “I look forward to relying on Matt’s dedication to advancing the goals of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business and his guidance as we move towards its accreditation.”
In his new role, Dornbush’s top priorities will be leading the school toward the continued development and implementation of a new Impact MBA and making significant progress toward gaining the school’s accreditation.
About 20 percent of all 33,000-plus graduates of UW-Green Bay are business administration and accounting majors, which fall within the Cofrin School of Business.