Dr. Jane Wayland has been named dean of the College of Business, according to Dr. Sandra Robertson, interim provost.
Wayland, who was appointed acting dean of the college last month, had been serving as chair of the college’s Department of Marketing and Advertising. She previously was associate dean of Graduate Studies and interim dean of the college for two years.
The UALR College of Business encompasses two statewide economic development and outreach programs, the Institute of Economic Advancement and the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center.
Wayland received a strong endorsement from the College of Business Advisory Board that encouraged foregoing any other interim arrangement or a national search. She also received a majority endorsement from the college’s faculty.
“In light of the confidence expressed by the board and the faculty, I believe Jane an excellent choice to fill this position,” said Robertson. “She is familiar with the goals of the college and the university and has already worked in collaboration with faculty and many central Arkansas business and industry leaders. Her experiences as interim dean before and as chair of the marketing department will be invaluable to her.”
Prior to coming to UALR, Dr. Wayland taught for 16 years at Eastern Illinois University where she was a full professor and served as MBA coordinator, associate chair, and chair of the School of Business. She received the 1998 School of Business Distinguished Professor Award in recognition of distinguished teaching, research, and service. She received a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of North Texas and an MBA and B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.