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March 2018

From the Dean's Desk



Interim Dean Ken Chapman
College of Business Interim Dean Ken Chapman

Dear Alumni and Friends,

I want to thank Dr. Judy Hennessey for her four years of service to the California State University, Chico and its College of Business. Dr. Hennessey was a great dean, and she helped the College grow our seven Programs of Distinction and maintain our prestigious accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

We will miss Dr. Hennessey’s kind and generous heart, and her ability to see the unseen benefit in any situation. Although her leadership will be missed, the College of Business has its excellent reputation with many thanks to our fantastic faculty, staff, alumni, and students. Excellence is built by hard-working, creative, and caring individuals who want to see our students succeed academically, professionally, and personally. My greatest ambition as interim dean is to continue to support the esteemed work done by our faculty and staff that enables outstanding student success.

Kind regards,

Kenneth Chapman
Interim Dean
CSU, Chico College of Business


Interim Dean Kenneth Chapman has been the associate dean of the College of Business for the last four years, helping establish the College’s Business Student Success Center, overseeing Business Student Advising and Services, the core curriculum, facilities, operations, and student-centered activities. Dr. Chapman has helped the College through three AACSB accreditation reviews, most recently playing a critical role in the reaccreditation in fall 2017. He has a PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder in marketing with an emphasis in cognitive psychology, and an MBA from the University of Southern California.