Bowrin appointed dean of William Paterson business school

William Paterson University announced on Monday it has appointed Anthony R. Bowrin dean of the Cotsakos College of Business.

Bowrin will officially join the Wayne-based institution on July 1.

“I am so pleased that Dr. Bowrin will be our next Dean of the Cotsakos College of Business,” Joshua Powers, William Paterson University provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, said. “He brings a breadth and depth of experience in a variety of areas, combined with a leadership approach that is well aligned with our values and goals at William Paterson University.”

Previously, Bowrin was the dean of the Scott L. Carmona College of Business at Saginaw Valley State University from 2013 to 2016. He first joined Saginaw Valley as an accounting professor in 2009. Before that, he was executive director of The University of the West Indies School of Business and Applied Studies Limited and as deputy dean of distance education and outreach, faculty of social sciences, at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

“I believe that the Cotsakos College of Business mission — which focuses on preparing students for career success in business through programs that develop academic excellence and professional enrichment, supported by the applied research of faculty — are well aligned with my commitment to student success through intellectual rigor, teaching excellence, and practical experiences,” Bowrin said. “Like the college, I am passionate about promoting student success through individualized, engaged and experiential approaches and intellectual rigor; and helping faculty, staff and business partners achieve their objectives. I believe that this is the surest path to sustainable competitiveness.”

Bowrin has also led consulting and executive development programs for businesses throughout the Carribean, serving as director of several organizations including Bay Future Inc., Michigan; the UWI School of Business and Applied Studies Limited – ROYTEC; the UWI Credit Union Cooperative Society Limited; Cable News Channel 3; Trinidad Broadcasting Company Limited; and the Caribbean Court of Justice Trust Fund.

“The opportunity to join William Paterson University is very attractive given the technical and practice expertise of the Cotsakos College of Business faculty and the excellent teaching and learning resources available to facilitate student success,” Bowrin said. “I am excited to work with faculty, staff and other stakeholders to better prepare students to make positive and significant contributions to society.”