Matt Dornbush, the current interim dean of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, now can drop the “interim” part of his title. On Thursday, the university named Dornbush as the new dean of the business school following the completion of a nationwide search to replace Douglas Hensler, who retired last summer.
Dornbush joined UW-Green Bay’s staff in 2005 as a member of the faculty in the Natural and Applied Sciences. In 2015, he was named associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and director of graduate studies. In August 2018, he became interim dean of the business school.
“Matt’s incredible contributions as an interim dean, following on a strong foundation in his current role as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and director of graduate studies, are impressive and set the stage for a successful tenure in leading our business school,” UW-Green Bay Provost Greg Davis said in a statement.
Dornbush received his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Iowa State University. Dornbush brings a strong record of scholarly production, with more than $1 million in external grant awards, numerous publications and more than 670 citations to his scholarly writings.
As dean of the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, Dornbush will provide academic and administrative leadership for and oversight of all School of Business programs. He is also expected to lead the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation process and an internal reorganization.