Message from Provost David May:

Ahmad Tootoonchi, PhD, recently announced his upcoming retirement as the dean of the College of Business (COB) and will be off-campus, taking some time off between now and the rest of the academic year. Therefore, I have asked Jonathan Anderson, PhD, dean of the College of Social Sciences, to serve as the acting dean for the College of Business until a transition plan is developed and new leadership is identified. Anderson is an experienced dean who has demonstrated excellent management of resources and personnel while heading up a complex college with multiple accreditations.

Jonathan Anderson

The associate deans of both colleges will work with Anderson, expanding their responsibilities to provide support as needed. All faculty and staff within both colleges will continue to report to their current supervisors, and Amy Shadd and Oksana Franco will continue in their current roles.

I’d like to thank Dean Tootoonchi for his service to Eastern Washington University, our College of Business and its faculty, staff and students, and acknowledge his leadership in successfully attaining our AACSB accreditation. The College of Business Advisory Board will be planning a farewell reception.