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July 18, 2018

New Dean Named for College of Business



Terence Lau

Terence Lau has accepted the position of dean of the College of Business at Chico State. He will assume his new responsibilities on January 2, 2019, after finishing his current obligations to the University of Dayton.

“I was impressed with professor Lau’s depth of knowledge, his enthusiasm, and his vision for what the College of Business could achieve in the coming years,” said Dr. Michael Rehg, search committee chair. “He conveyed a knowledge of what it would take for us to achieve our goals in a way that was both realistic and inspiring. We are fortunate to be able to bring in someone of professor Lau’s caliber, and I think he will foster a positive mindset across the college and university.”

Lau’s combination of industry and higher education leadership provide him with the experience needed to lead the College of Business. He earned his juris doctorate at Syracuse University of College Law, Syracuse NY and his undergraduate degree at Wright State University, Dayton. He served as in-house counsel at Ford Motor Company before starting his academic career at the University of Dayton, where he served as program director, department chair, and associate dean in the School of Business Administration.

“I am thrilled to be joining the College of Business,” said Terence Lau. “The faculty and staff have built a strong college that is driven by a sharp focus on student success. I look forward to working with them, as well as the thousands of Chico State business alumni and the Advisory Board, to build a next-generation College of Business that will make Chico State proud.”

"We are grateful for the hard work and dedication put forth by the search committee, as well as the support of Dr. Charles Zartman and Lori Fuentes," said Provost Debra S. Larson. "The collegiality and mission-driven approach that all the members displayed throughout this process, as well as the feedback the committee received from faculty, staff, advisory board members, and students made the process very rewarding."


College of Business
California State University, Chico
bus@csuchico.edu 
530-898-6271