EastBay Today

Posted January 10, 2018

George Low Named Dean of College of Business and Economics

Low previously served in the same position at Radford University

Dr. George Low has been appointed dean of the College of Business and Economics at Cal State East Bay.

Cal State East Bay has named Dr. George S. Low dean of the College of Business and Economics after an extensive national search. Low will begin April 16.

Low comes to Cal State East Bay from Radford University in Virginia, where he has served as Dean of the College of Business and Economics since 2014. While at Radford, Low helped is college develop its strategic plan, perform outreach to its alumni, and increase its endowment by $2.5 million. He supported his faculty in creating a new Certificate of Accountancy. He also launched a program in which executives return to campus for residencies to interact with current students, and established a Student Venture Lab to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.

Low has extensive experience with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and has served on a site visitation team. He was competitively selected as an American Council on Education Fellow and was hosted by the University of Texas in Arlington for a year. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder, his MBA from the University of Western Ontario and his BA at Brigham Young University. His expertise is in the areas of sales, marketing and branding.

"George Low has had great success in engaging many parts of his community to help the College of Business and Economics at Radford thrive and serve students in new and exciting ways,” Cal State East Bay Provost Edward Inch said. “We look forward to bringing his skills and experience to East Bay as we forge the next chapter of our own CBE.”

Cal State East Bay's College of Business and Economics has a nationally-ranked online degree completion program in business and highly competitive programs in data analytics and global business management, among other areas of recognized excellence.

Low will replace Dr. Xinijan Liu, who served as the College of Business and Economics' interim dean over the last year.