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Manchester announces faculty promotions, tenure decisions

The Manchester University Board of Trustees has approved several promotion and tenure decisions.

“Please join me in congratulating the following individuals as we recognize their outstanding teaching, service and scholarship,” said Celia Cook-Huffman, vice president for academic affairs, in making the announcement.

Jeff Beer was promoted to professor of exercise science and athletic training, Department Of Exercise Science and Athletic Training.

Sarah Gordon was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Kierstan Hanson was promoted to associate professor of pharmacy practice, Department of Pharmacy Practice.

Dave McGrady was promoted to associate professor of accounting and finance, Gilbert College of Business.

Tim McKenna-Buchanan was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of communication studies, Department of Communication Studies.

Joe Messer was promoted to professor and is the Mark E. Johnston Professor of Entrepreneurship, Gilbert College of Business.

Jenny Simmers was promoted to professor of accounting, Gilbert College of Business.

Leonard Williams was granted professor emeritus status. He is retiring as a professor of political science and dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences.


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June 2020