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Concordia University Chicago Appoints New College of Business Dean


Concordia University Chicago announced the appointment of Dr. Claudia Santin as Dean of the University’s College of Business today. The appointment is effective immediately.

“I look forward to building on the College’s already strong foundation,” said Santin. “We will continue to develop programs that best prepare students for successful careers and to meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

For the past six years, Santin has served as the Assistant Dean of the College of Graduate and Innovative Programs at Concordia-Chicago. During that time, she has also taught graduate level courses on developing human capital, organizational change, leadership theory and professional practice.

The University’s interim president, Dr. Alan Meyer, noted that Santin’s exemplary record of scholarship, teaching, professional service and her overall academic achievement led to her selection.

“Dr. Santin has helped shaped our College of Graduate and Innovative Programs into a true point of pride for the University,” said Meyer. “She has demonstrated excellence in leadership and was selected for the permanent position after a competitive search.”

As dean, Santin will be responsible for strategic leadership of the College including curricular programing, faculty development, fiscal management and accreditation. The college comprises the MBA with several specializations, bachelor of arts degrees in accounting, business communications, management and marketing, as well as a bachelor of science degree with various areas of concentration.

Prior to her position at Concordia-Chicago, Santin served as president, provost and vice president at Northcentral University and acted as dean of leadership studies at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler Graduate School. As associate dean of the Wayne Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University, she designed the school’s online MBA curriculum and successfully launched the new program.

Currently, she serves as a peer reviewer and read for Holcomb Hathaway Publishers and as vice president, executive director and peer reviewer for The eLearning Institute. Additionally, Santin is an expert in systems thinking, as well as organizational and higher education leadership.

“Dr. Santin possesses a background rich in both education and real-world experience. She embodies the spirit and determination needed to successfully lead the College of Business,” Meyer added.

Santin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Personnel Services. She also holds a Doctor of Education from Nova Southeastern University.

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