Special Report to Blowing Rock News from University News Service. By Jane Nicholson. July 3, 2014. BOONE, NC — Dr. Heather Hulburt Norris has been named interim dean of the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University. Norris began her duties July 1.
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A professor in the college, Norris replaces Dr. Randy Edwards who recently was named interim chief of staff in the chancellor’s office. Norris joined the faculty in college’s Department of Finance, Banking and Insurance in 2003. She since has steadily risen up the administrative ranks. She was named assistant dean for undergraduate programs in 2005, associate dean for undergraduate programs and administration in 2008, and senior associate dean in 2012.
“Dr. Norris’ experience as associate dean in the Walker College of Business and her knowledge of administrative and curricular matters make her the ideal person to serve as interim dean of the college,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Lori S. Gonzalez.
Norris holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University.