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March 18, 2013

EKU names three presidential finalists

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RICHMOND — Dr. Alan T. Shao

Dr. Alan T. Shao has served as dean of the business school for the College of Charleston in South Carolina since March 2009. During his tenure, he also served as the Jack Tate Distinguished Professor, 2009-11.

As dean, Shao has established an MBA degree program, obtained AACSB reaccreditation for the school, developed new academic majors, significantly raised funding to record-breaking levels for the business school, created its “Wall of Honor” to recognize philanthropy and long-term impact and increased globalization throughout the school.

A native of Norfolk, Va., Shao arrived at the College of Charleston after nearly 20 years at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he was North Carolina Ports Professor of Marketing and associate dean of professional and global programs. While at UNC-Charlotte, he created self-supporting graduate business programs in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mexico and Denmark.

In 2005, the Journal of Advertising named Shao one of the most prolific contributors to advertising research. In his career, he has published more than 50 articles in leading journals, made more than 100 presentations on a variety of international business topics and has authored three books, most recently the third edition of “Marketing Research: An Aid to Decision Making.

In addition to teaching and research, Shao has worked as an executive director of marketing research and a manager of computer operations, and has developed import businesses that manufactured furniture, motorcycles and crystals in China.

He is a frequent traveler, having visited China more than 100 times and lectured in more than 30 countries, and is past president of the North Carolina World Trade Association.

Among his honors and achievements, Shao was a finalist for the Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence at UNC-Charlotte.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in general business from Old Dominion University, a master’s of business administration degree with a concentration in management from Old Dominion, and a doctoral degree in marketing from the University of Alabama.        

The 12-member EKU Presidential Search and Screening Committee, appointed by the board of regents, was assisted in its work by Academic Search Inc., specifically senior consultants Dr. Jim Appleberry and Dr. Carrie Hauser.

“Their efforts, guidance and expertise ensured that we had a successful search,” Turner said.

“Our task and goal at this juncture is to find the right fit for Eastern,” Turner added. “It is now our privilege and responsibility to make a decision that sets the course for future generations of EKU graduates.”

With Turner on the EKU Search and Screening Committee are Tom Coffey, EKU Foundation board; Janet Craig, EKU regent; Tonya Tarvin Crum, president, alumni board, EKU International Alumni Association; Dr. Malcolm Frisbie, EKU faculty regent; Steven Fulkerson, EKU staff regent; Ernest House, EKU regent; Dr. Shelia Pressley, chair, EKU faculty senate; Bob Roberts, at large; Madelyn Street, student regent; David Tandy, EKU regent; and Ed Worley, community.


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