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CWU Names Jeffrey L. Stinson as New Dean of the College of Business

Central Washington University has selected Jeffrey L. Stinson as the new Dean of the College of Business.


“We’re delighted to name Jeff as the new Dean of the College of Business,” said Katherine Frank, CWU’s Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. “As the current associate dean of the college, Jeff clearly knows our university and the college, and is well positioned to lead the College of Business into its next phase of development.”


He begins his new position on January 1.


Stinson, who has taught at Central for more than 11 years, has served as associate dean of the College of Business at CWU since 2015 and as director of the Northwest Center for Sport Business since 2012. He was chair of the Department of Management in the College of Business for three years.


“I am honored and excited to be selected as the next Dean of the Central Washington University College of Business,” Stinson said. “Working with an outstanding faculty and staff, we embrace the challenge of living fully into our mission of launching students into career success.”


He added that “Central and the College of Business continue to thrive in a challenging higher education environment by delivering exceptional value to our students and local communities. I look forward to leveraging my 11 years of CWU experience to continuing extending access to our AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accredited programs.”


Prior to joining the faculty at Central, Stinson was an assistant professor of marketing at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. He has both an M.B.A. and a M.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Minnesota and a BA in in Sport Studies and Management from Bemidji State University in Minnesota.


“Transforming student lives is at the core of what we do, with the resulting benefits accruing to our graduates, their companies, and their extended communities,” he said.


Media contact: Richard Moreno, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-2714,