Dr. Daryl Watkins will become the interim dean of Worldwide’s College of Business effective Friday, March 18. He assumes the role from Dr. Bobby McMasters, who acted as interim dean for the past 14 months and will return to full-time teaching. “We’re grateful for Dr. McMasters’ service to the college and Worldwide during this transition,” said Chancellor Dr. Brad Sims. “I'm confident Dr. Watkins will continue the successful momentum the college has had as we move closer to selecting a permanent dean.”
Dr. Watkins previously chaired Worldwide's Department of Leadership and has served as an assistant professor since 2010. He was an F/A 18 fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, resigning after 13 years of service. He went on to work in the high technology and transportation and tolling industries in California. Dr. Watkins has also managed organizational change initiatives and information technology projects during his career.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he earned an MBA from the University of California at Irvine and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.
The search for a permanent dean is underway, and a selection is anticipated later this year.
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