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APSU has new dean for College of Business

Austin Peay State University has a new dean to lead its College of Business.

Dr. William Rupp comes to APSU from the Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, where he had served as dean since June 2003. There, he was responsible for the college’s strategic planning, accreditation, development of evening, 2+2 and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs, fundraising and community service.

Prior to Montevallo, he was associate dean of the School of Business at Robert Morris University from August 1994 to June 2003.

Austin Peay State University has a new dean to lead its College of Business.

Dr. William Rupp comes to APSU from the Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo in Alabama, where he had served as dean since June 2003. There, he was responsible for the college’s strategic planning, accreditation, development of evening, 2+2 and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) programs, fundraising and community service.

Prior to Montevallo, he was associate dean of the School of Business at Robert Morris University from August 1994 to June 2003.

He earned his Ph.D. in strategic management from the University of Georgia, M.B.A. in management from the University of Montana and B.A. in management from Azusa Pacific University.

Throughout his tenure in higher education, Rupp has published numerous articles in business and technology areas and is a member of the Academy of Management. -- Melony Shemberger