The City University of New York has named a Lincoln County native as the Willem Kookyer Dean of the Zicklin School of Business.
Dr. H. Fenwick Huss is scheduled to begin his work as dean on July 1, and will also assume a faculty position in Baruch’s Stan Ross Department of Accountancy.
According to City University of New York Provost David Christy, Huss was selected for the position after an extensive national search.
“Dr. Huss’s lifelong commitment to the field of accountancy and to urban public education of the highest quality makes him the ideal candidate to lead the largest college of business in the country,” Christy said.
Huss is the son of Ruth and Harry Huss of Crouse and the brother of Wanda Lutz of Lincolnton.
“He’s elated with the opportunity to serve in that part of the country,” Harry Huss said. “He’s never worked in a northern state before, and [New York] hosts a very diverse population.”
After graduating from Tryon School in Gaston County, Huss began his collegiate career as an economics major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and a doctorate degree in accountancy at University of Tennessee.
Huss has served as Dean of the Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University since 2004, where he previously worked as an associate dean. During his time there, Huss launched the Global Partners MBA program, a full-time program in which students study on four continents, North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
He has also shown assisted universities in Russia, the Ukraine and Sub-Saharan Africa in restructuring their business programs.