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For Immediate Release:
Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
New Leadership at Silberman College of Business
Leo Rogers Named Interim Dean
Teaneck, NJ (August 24, 2001) — Leo J. Rogers, Jr., the director of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson since 1993, has been appointed Interim Dean of the University’s Silberman College of Business Administration.
Rogers said, "I am both delighted and challenged to lead this outstanding college. We recently attained prestigious accreditation from AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The former dean, Dr. Paul Lerman, led that accreditation initiative and has left a legacy of highly successful alumni and cutting-edge programs."
A resident of Morristown, NJ, Rogers will continue to serve as director of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies. During his tenure at the University, the Rothman Institute has become one of the leading centers of entrepreneurial education in the country. Its Family Business Forum and Small Business Forum are examples of the University’s outreach across the state. The Institute also co-sponsors the New Jersey Family Business of the Year Award.
According to Rogers, the College is launching a new "weekender" program for adults who work full time and want to earn a bachelor’s degree in record time. "This global business management program has Friday evening and Saturday classes in combination with Internet-based learning modules," he said. "It’s possible to complete the BS degree in just four years."
Dean Rogers will also oversee the MBA programs of the College, which include Management for Health Systems Executives, as well as Pharmaceutical-Chemical Studies, Global Management, and Management for Executives.
Rogers is a member of the Board of Directors of Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce and of the Business and Education Together Foundation. He is a former president of the Howard Savings Bank, has been a trustee of United Hospitals Medical Center, Newark, NJ, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, and the Center for Financial Studies, Fairfield, Conn.