Boise State names new business dean

broberts@idahostatesman.comMarch 31, 2014 

Kenneth Petersen.

A University of Tennessee professor in supply chain management has been named dean of Boise State University's College of Business and Economics.

Kenneth Petersen, who has consulted with companies including Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, IBM, Morgan Chase and Texas Instruments, will start on June 8.

His salary was not immediately available.

Petersen replaces Patrick Shannon, the dean for six years, who is going back to the classroom.

Petersen "brings a rich set of qualifications and experiences to Boise State University,” said Martin Schimpf, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “He brings a vision of collaboration and outreach, as well as a firm understanding of the many opportunities available to the college and university.”

Petersen has been part of the faculty at several Western schools, including University of Oregon, Arizona State University and Colorado State University. He helped develop distance education and undergraduate and executive MBA programs at the University of Tennessee.

He served in the U.S. Navy and Navy Reserve for 17 years. He received a doctorate in operations and sourcing management from Michigan State University in 1999.

Boise State's College of Business and Economics has more than 3,100 undergraduates and 300 graduates.

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