A gathering of deansCollege News — November 15, 2011
Summer, it seems, is the season for change, and change came in the shape of new deans for three of Cal State San Bernardino’s academic colleges. This fall, Larry Rose took over as dean for the College of Business and Public Administration, Dave Maynard stepped in as interim dean for the College of Natural Sciences and Jay Fiene was named dean for the College of Education.
At a time when the international reputation of CSUSB’s business college is growing, the university reached halfway around the world to replace retired dean Karen Dill Bowerman.
“Larry Rose has a clear vision on how we can capitalize on the burgeoning national and international reputation of our business college,” said Andy Bodman, Cal State San Bernardino provost and vice president of academic affairs. “He brings extensive experience as the leader of an accredited business school.”
Rose assumed the deanship for the College of Business and Public Administration in mid-September, having traveled from New Zealand, where he served as pro vice chancellor (executive dean) of the College of Business at Massey University.
“I am excited to head a college at a recognized and proactive university with close ties to stakeholders across the Inland Empire,” said Rose. “This college is well placed to play a major role in enhancing the prosperity of the region.”
Rose was a professor and pro vice chancellor of the College of Business at Massey since 2006. Before joining Massey in 1994, he completed a Ph.D. at Texas A&M University. He was a member of the faculty at San Jose State University and the University of Toledo before moving to New Zealand.
Rose has advised on new financial product development, served on industry advisory committees commenting on financial market regulation, and founded and served on the boards of two U.S. federal credit unions. He has conducted supervisory exams for U.S. federal credit unions, testified on bank litigation matters and has served on government committees concerning the allocation of research funding in New Zealand.
Cal State San Bernardino’s business college has gained international recognition in recent years. This past December, the College of Business and Public Administration was named one of the 18 most innovative business schools in the world by European CEO Magazine.
Having served successfully as chair of the chemistry department at CSUSB for the past 12 years, David Maynard began his duties as interim dean for natural sciences in August. He took over for retired Dean Robert Carlson and will serve until the national search for a new dean is completed. That search begins this fall.
A product of Southern California universities, Maynard earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1976 from California State College San Bernardino, as it was known then, a master of science degree in chemistry and a science/math teaching credential from Long Beach State in 1988. In 1992, he finished work on his Ph.D. in organic synthesis at the University of California, Riverside. The next year he returned to CSUSB, landing a teaching post in the chemistry department.
Since he began his career at the university, he has been awarded the Student-Athlete Council Award twice, the College of Natural Sciences’ Outstanding Faculty for Instructionally Related Activity honor, the Outstanding Faculty Adviser for a Campus Organization honor, a McNair Scholar Mentor award and the 2002 Distinguished Alumnus Award for the College of Natural Sciences.
Jay Fiene, who has been leading Cal State San Bernardino’s College of Education as the interim dean since July 2010, was named the new dean of the college during the summer.
Under Fiene’s leadership, the college has seen continued success in a number of programs and centers. Its doctoral program in educational leadership now includes access for the Palm Desert region. And the Latino Education Advocacy Days summit also continues to grow.
“We’re in a position to have a significant impact on the region,” said Fiene of CSUSB. “With the support and cooperation of our K-12 partners, we can do so much for areas where there are enduring questions and significant educational needs,” he added. “We have to keep asking ourselves how we can provide opportunities to young people. I believe this is a place where differences can be made.”
Fiene, who lives in Riverside, joined Cal State San Bernardino in September 2009 as the chair of the College of Education’s educational leadership and curriculum department.
He was named the interim dean in the summer of 2010, taking over for Patricia Arlin, who stepped down after leading the college for more than 13 years. Arlin returned to teaching in the college’s doctoral program after a sabbatical.
Prior to joining CSUSB, Fiene served as the director of the educational administration, leadership and research department at Western Kentucky University and was the founding director of the doctoral program in educational leadership. Fiene holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education from Pittsburg State University. He has an education specialist degree from Missouri State University and a doctorate degree in educational administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.