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SEU Announces New Dean for the Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Paul will be stepping in as the new dean for the Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership. Dr. Paul’s appointment to the role follows the retirement of former dean Dr. Lyle Bowlin after 19 years of service at Southeastern. Dr. Paul will officially begin on July 1, 2021. Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Paul served as the Chair of the Fenimore Fisher Graduate School of Business at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was also an associate professor of management and marketing.

“Dr. Paul has all of the qualifications you want in a business dean: solid publication record, excellence in teaching, mentorship of faculty, program leadership, and an incredible depth of faith. Dr. Paul is a leader among leaders, and his presence will be a gift to our campus community,” said Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Meghan Griffin.

Dr. Paul has held faculty positions at the University of Tulsa, Illinois State University, and Oklahoma State University, where he earned a PhD in Management. With wide-ranging industry experience, Dr. Paul has served as the vice president of strategy and planning for a public oil and gas exploration company. In addition, he is the co-editor for the Organizational Management Journal, as well as a reviewer for three other journals. As an active researcher, Dr. Paul has focused on leadership, teams, organizational climate, and autism in the workplace.

Dr. Paul’s wife, Julie, will also be working on Southeastern’s campus in the fall at Pathways School of Excellence, where one of their children will be enrolled in the program. 

“I am humbled to join the family at SEU. One of the most exciting aspects of this position is the chance to work with such a fantastic faculty team in the Jannetides College of Business & Entrepreneurial Leadership,” said Dr. Paul. “These are exceptional educators who sacrifice to help their students discover their divine design.”

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