New business dean at Stockton plans growth for Atlantic City campus

Alphonso Ogbuehi, the new dean of Stockton University‘s School of Business, announced Monday plans for growth at the school’s Atlantic City campus.

“Atlantic City is the future for the business school,” he said. “Our presence in Atlantic City will grow.”

Ogbuehi, who started his role at the Galloway-based university in July, said proposals are currently under consideration. They include moving the Master of Business Administration program, adding an MBA in hospitality management and upping more undergraduate courses in Atlantic City.

Ogbuehi said he would like also like to develop a Dean’s Lecture Series for high-profile business people to speak to students and the public, and create a two-week Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy for juniors.

“I want to embrace Atlantic City and promote interaction between the business school and the community,” he said.

Ogbuehi said he is open to discussing opportunities for the business school and plans to reach out to alumni to build relationships that can benefit current and former students.

Ogbuehi previously served as the founding dean of the School of Business at Park University. He was also a tenured professor in the College of Business at Clayton State University.

“Dr. Ogbuehi has demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence and internationalization,” Lori Vermeulen, provost, Stockton, said. “Further, he has fostered the development of international learning experiences for students. He has a keen understanding of strategy and branding as well as an acute perception of the potential for economic development in Atlantic City. He is uniquely qualified for this position.”