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Newsmakers in Business : Gowan will lead UNG's Mike Cottrell College of Business
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Mary Gowan

Mary A. Gowan has been named dean of the University of North Georgia's Mike Cottrell College of Business. She began her new role Feb. 4. 

Gowan comes from James Madison University, where she served as professor of strategic leadership studies. Before that, she was dean from 2013 through June 2018 at JMU's College of Business.

"Dr. Gowan brings a wealth of experience to the position, having previously served as a dean at both James Madison University and at Elon University," interim Provost Chaudron Gille said. "We are happy to have her join UNG at this exciting time in the development of the Mike Cottrell College of Business."
Gowan earned her Doctor in Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia, a master's degree in counselor education from Appalachian State University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Southwest Baptist College.

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