Heidi Hosey, Ph. D., current Dean of Global Programs was recently appointed to interim Dean of the Walker College of Business for the next few months.
Hosey will serve as dean until a new dean is appointed.
The sudden change of status for Hosey is to ensure stability of the Walker College. College deans are appointed by Provost Leanne Roberts, Ph. D., with approval from President Victor.
“It is a temporary situation meant to ensure the efficient operations of the Walker College of Business while the administration considers its options in moving forward,” Hosey said. “The university president and provost are responsible for the longer-term strategic development of the Walker College.”
Although she is taking on another large role at Mercyhurst, Hosey will remain Dean of Global Programs. Hosey is positive about taking on the new role and feels ready to step into the duties of Walker College Dean.
“Frankly, it will be a challenge to perform both dean roles, but I am bolstered by the immense support of my colleagues on the Provost’s Council,” Hosey said. “I have great respect for my colleagues in Walker and look forward to working with them in the coming months.”
Hosey hopes to continue the functions of the Walker College for a smooth end of the year.
“My primary commitment in this period will be to support the Walker faculty in continuing its long tradition of high quality instruction and faculty-student interaction and to ensure that the administrative functions of the Walker College continue uninterrupted for the remainder of the academic year,” Hosey said.
Good luck to the new interim Dean of Walker College and the Dean of Global Programs, Dr. Hosey!