The University of Findlay has selected E. Kevin Renshler, Ph.D., to serve as interim dean for the College of Business. He will begin at UF on Aug. 10 and replaces Paul Sears, Ph.D., who recently retired.
Since 2014, Renshler has served as dean for Barton College’s School of Business in Wilson, North Carolina. While there, he directed revision of the curriculum and all degree programs, and developed and implemented a strategic plan and assessment program for Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation. He also led the creation of a Barton’s 3/2 Bachelor of Science-Master of Business Administration program in strategic leadership that is designed to bring individuals from the private, nonprofit and public sectors together for the social good.
Renshler was also director of the Honors Program in Business at the University of South Florida, and was on the graduate faculty at Florida Southern College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
He holds leadership roles at Barton’s Enterprise Center, the Wilson/Barton Think Tank, the Barton Leadership Initiative and the Ethics Bowl Team. He also teaches courses on strategic management and entrepreneurship/innovation. His research focuses on the factors that influence resource allocation decisions and why organizations and industries become similar in form over time.
Renshler earned a Doctor of Philosophy in sports management and a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Science in exercise science from Miami University. He completed the post-doctoral Bridge to Business Program for Academic Qualification from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business.
“Dr. Renshler is an excellent fit for The University of Findlay, and he will be a strong, action-oriented leader for the College of Business,” said Darin Fields, vice president for academic affairs. “His expertise and experience in moving business programs to the next level will have an immediate impact on the college.”