CBU Names New Dean of The Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business
Dr. Andrea Scott has been named dean of the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University. She will start her new position on Aug. 1.
Scott brings more than 20 years of experience in research and marketing to her new post. She is also a Fulbright Scholar, having completed a teaching and research grant at the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica, in 2004.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business as it is primed for equipping the next generation of business professionals who are both mindful and competent," Scott said. "I'm passionate about alumni advocacy and networking and aim to foster reputational excellence of our school for community service and social impact. I look forward to seeing the school serve as the ‘go-to' business hub not only for the CBU campus, but also a wide range of local enterprises."
Scott earned her doctorate in marketing from the University of South Florida. She also holds an MBA from Emory University and a bachelor's degree in visual communication from Wheaton College.
Scott comes to CBU from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management where she has been assistant professor of marketing for the past 12 years. Her teaching areas included marketing management, consumer behavior and marketing communications. She also taught the Case Competition class and served as the main case coach for the Graziadio School. Her previous professional experience includes work in an advertising agency; as a business analyst for Honeywell Inc.; and starting her own business, The Write Touch (marketing consulting services).
"We are delighted to welcome Dr. Andrea Scott as dean of the School of Business at CBU," said Dr. Charles Sands, provost and vice president for academic affairs. "Her academic background, her professional experience and her desire to connect and engage with the community are an excellent fit for us."
The School of Business offers a MBA program, four undergraduate majors and three minors. Approximately 550 students attended the school in 2015-2016 academic year.