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New chancellor named

11/30/2005 —
Charles H. Davis has been named chancellor of Penn State Wilkes-Barre, effective March 15, 2006. "We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Davis to Penn State and look forward to his leadership and enterprising vision at the Wilkes-Barre campus," said John Romano, Penn State vice president for Commonwealth Campuses.

Davis has served since 1993 as dean of the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University, a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina. He has held faculty appointments at several academic institutions including the University of Northern Iowa, University of Missouri–Kansas City, The Citadel and Wichita State University. He has also served as state director of the Kansas Small Business Development Center and founding member of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Davis' scholarly research and teaching interests focus on entrepreneurship, distribution management, business policy and business ethics. He received his doctorate of business administration, MBA and bachelor of science degrees in marketing from the University of Tennessee.
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