Southeastern appoints Phillips Dean of College of Business

Thursday, August 10, 2017 Antoinette Phillips
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – Antoinette “Toni” Phillips, a member of the Southeastern Louisiana University faculty since 1990, has been named dean of the College of Business.
     Her appointment is pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.
     “We are pleased to have someone the caliber of Dr. Phillips leading our College of Business,” said Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tena L. Golding. “In her tenure with the college, as a department head, assistant dean and interim dean, she has earned the respect of the administration, faculty, staff and students for her guidance and leadership.”
     A professor of management, Phillips has served as interim dean of the college since 2014. Under her guidance, the MBA program underwent changes in curriculum, resulting in a steady increase in enrollment; the college expanded outreach activities and enhanced incorporation of real-world opportunities into classes; helped in the development of Panama Bilingue, a program that trains Panamanian teachers in bilingual education; and supervised a refurbishment of the school’s lobby and the installation of a new, privately-funded marketing/analytics lab.
     Phillips served as assistant dean of the college from 2013 to 2014 and as interim head of the Department of Management and Business Administration. She was appointed a professor in 2000. She is the author or co-author of numerous publications and a member of several academic business and management associations.
     The Southeastern College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the world’s largest business education alliance. More than 1,800 students are enrolled in six undergraduate degree programs, an MBA program and an Executive MBA program.

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