August 25, 2003 Vol. VIII, No. 1

Evans Named Interim Dean of Business College

Fred Evans, dean of the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno, has been named interim dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State Northridge.

He brings more than 20 years of experience in academia--including 15 years as a dean--to his new duties, which began August 20.

"Fred Evans is an experienced and valued member of the CSU community, and we are fortunate that he can bring his knowledge and experience to CSUN," said Louanne Kennedy, who retires this month as provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Evans will serve as interim dean of the 6,200-student college until the university conducts a nationwide search for a permanent replacement for Michael Fronmueller, who stepped down as dean earlier this year. The search is expected to take place during the 2005-2006 academic year.

"I think the College of Business and Economics is a very high quality business program," Evans said. "I look forward to leading the college into the future and to heights of achievement."

While dean of the Craig School, Evans initiated a strategic planning process that led to consensus around the schoolıs vision and mission. He established the schoolıs Digital Economy Center and spearheaded a fundraising effort that added nearly $10 million to the schoolıs endowment.

Evans also has served as dean of the College of Business Administration at Eastern Washington University, and as associate dean for the School of Business and Economics at Cal State Los Angeles.

The author of "Managing the Media: A Guide to Better Business-Press Relations," Evans earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of Washington.

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