Dr. Allen Frazier, associate dean of Harding University’s Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, was named dean of the college effective July 15.
Frazier succeeds Dr. Bryan Burks, who was named vice president for advancement in June. Frazier joined the Harding faculty in 2001 as an assistant professor in the College of Business Administration. In 2006, he was named chair of the management program, and he was named associate dean of the college in 2010.
“Recently he has worked very closely with Dean Burks in the day-to-day operations of the college and assumes the leadership role with a wealth of practical, on-the-job experience in academic leadership following a long career of success in banking and financial services,” Provost Larry Long said.
“It is that background in leadership and his successful work with students that give me great confidence in Allen’s ability to lead, grow, and challenge the faculty in the Carter College of Business to continue to excel. He is already a passionate, thoughtful advocate for COBA, and I believe he will prove to be an excellent dean.”
Frazier earned his B.B.A. at Harding in 1983, his MBA at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and his Ph.D. from Capella University in 2006. Before coming to the Harding faculty, he was vice president, senior loan manager, senior lender, marketing director and sales manager at various banks and in the financial services industry for 18 years.