Samford's Brock School of Business names Chad Carson Associate Dean


Birmingham, Ala. –Dr. Chad Carson has been appointed as associate dean of the Brock School of Business.  In this position Carson will serve as the chief operating officer handling the day-to-day operations of the School.

“I am impressed by Dean Finch’s vision for the Brock School, and I want to help him achieve that vision,” said Carson.

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the school, Carson will also oversee the budget and will work closely with faculty and staff on how to continually improve the school.

“I am extremely pleased that Dr. Carson has agreed to serve as associate dean of the Brock School of Business. His background including higher education auditing and human resource management make him uniquely qualified to oversee the daily operations of our school,” said Howard Finch, dean of the Brock School of Business.  “I am confident that together we can continue to build on the successful foundation that makes the Brock School a leader in business and entrepreneurial education.”

Carson has been a faculty member with the Brock School of Business since 2004, and has taught a variety of classes including: Principles of Management, Human Resources Management and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Concepts at the undergraduate level and Organizational Management and Entrepreneurship at the M.B.A. level.  Carson also consults with businesses on human resources management issues, training issues and leadership transition issues.

Carson added, “I want to be a leader that my colleagues and the school can depend on.  I plan on establishing a track record through trust and leading by example.”
About the Brock School of Business at Samford University:
The renaming of the Samford School of Business to the
Brock School of Business in December 2007 was a milestone achievement for business education at Samford, which has offered degrees in business and commerce since 1922. In 1965, the School of Business was established to offer both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business.  Alabama’s first part-time master of business administration degree program was established at Samford, and the first MBA degrees were awarded in 1967.  The master of accountancy degree was approved in 1995.  The business school was fully accredited by AACSB International in 1999 and reaffirmed in 2010, a recognition earned by less than five percent of business schools worldwide.  In 2010, USABE recognized the Brock School of Business for having the best new entrepreneurship program.