BOONE, N.C. — Dr. Sandra Vannoy has been named acting dean of Appalachian State University’s Walker College of Business (WCOB) effective Feb. 10. Vannoy is filling the role held by Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris, who has assumed the position of interim vice provost and executive vice chancellor.
“Sandy’s steadfast leadership and student-focused approach will serve her well in her role as acting dean,” Norris said. “I thank Sandy for her continued service to the Walker College and know the entire college will continue supporting her in this new role.”
Vannoy joined the Walker College of Business faculty as a lecturer in the Department of Computer Information Systems in 1998. She became an assistant professor in 2010, and was named assistant dean for graduate programs and research in 2014. Vannoy was promoted to associate professor and associate dean in 2015, and was promoted to professor in 2019.
In her role as associate dean for graduate programs and research, she directed the MBA program and the implementation of the Master of Science in applied data analytics. She also established the college’s professional education program, directed the college’s undergraduate honors program and recently led the effort for an online MBA to launch in fall 2020.
She holds an MBA from Appalachian State University and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
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About the Walker College of Business
The Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University delivers transformational educational experiences that prepare and inspire students to be ethical, innovative and engaged business leaders who positively impact our community, both locally and globally. The college places emphasis on international experiences, sustainable business practices, entrepreneurial programs and real-world applications with industry. Enrolling approximately 3,000 undergraduates in 10 majors and 175 graduate students in three master's programs, the Walker College is accredited by AACSB International – the premier global accrediting body for schools of business. Learn more at https://business.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.