Hargett Named Dean to CBU School of Business


Dr. Jack HargettDr. Jack Hargett has been named the Dean of the School of Business at Christian Brothers University (CBU).

Prior to his appointment with the School of Business, Hargett served for the past six years as the Associate Academic Vice President at CBU. Previously from 1999-2005, he served as the Assistant to the Vice President for Academics. In a dual capacity, Hargett also served as Director of Institutional Research & Effectiveness from 1999 to 2011. Before coming to CBU, he spent five years as a Research Specialist in the Office of Institutional Research at the University of Memphis. Hargett is a past member of the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) and the Tennessee Association for Institutional Research (TENNAIR).

During his career at CBU, Hargett has served as a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Education Committee of the Board of Trustees, the University Compensation Committee, the University Strategic Planning Committee, and the Mission & Identity Committee of the Board of Trustees. He was responsible for the successful completion of the 2011 SACS Compliance Certification for university reaccreditation.

“I will work with the School of Business faculty to create a curriculum emphasizing quantitative analysis and ethical decision making that is fundamental for success in business in this global century,” states Hargett. “Through the rigorous cultivation of internship opportunities for our students, the School of Business at CBU will maintain its excellent reputation of placing current students with Memphis area businesses. Our highly qualified graduates thrive in prominent positions in some of the most successful and prestigious companies in the area.” Hargett further notes, “Eventually, we plan to introduce a program that will allow undergraduates to complete a fifth year of study by the end of which they will have earned both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in accounting.”

Hargett earned a Ph.D. in Educational Research from the University of Memphis with research interests in person-environment congruence and academic achievement of college students. He received an M.S. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Memphis State University. Hargett is also a graduate of the Lasallian Leadership Institute of the Midwest District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and he attended the Goethe Institute in Staufen, Germany.

For more information about the CBU School of Business, visit www.cbu.edu/business or call (901) 321-3315.

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