Since 2015, Hollister, who is a professor of information and operations management, served as vice dean of the business school.
She is succeeding Greg Cant, who is leaving at the end of May to become president of Wilkes University.
Hollister joined the faculty in 1999 and previously served as acting dean from 2014 to 2015 and associate dean from 2008 to 2014.
“Dr. Kimberly Hollister is the enlightened choice for Dean of the Feliciano School at this moment in its history; not only does she understand how to effectively guide the School through our current common crisis, she has a compelling vision for business education that will inspire and prepare the coming generation of business and industry leadership,” Willard Gingerich, university Provost and vice president for academic affairs, said.
Since she began at the school, Hollister has played a key role in the design and construction of the Feliciano School building, establishing a student services center, securing approval and funding to create the MIX 3D Innovation Lab, developing new academic programs, and facilitating the launch of the school’s online MBA program. She also created the interdisciplinary BA in language, business an culture, developed international partner programs, and established interdisciplinary MBA programs with The Graduate School.
“I am well acquainted with and have long admired the outstanding faculty, dedicated staff, and the passionate and engaged alumni and students who make the Feliciano School of Business great,” Hollister said. “I’m honored to be offered this challenging new role and committed to continuing the tremendous momentum at the School. I can’t wait to listen, learn and lead this incredible School as we focus on our unique mission to develop talent for a changing world.”