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Franklin University Appoints Dean of its Ross College of Business

For Immediate Release: August 18, 2016

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andy Igonor as Dean of the Ross College of Business (RCOB). 

As Dean of the RCOB, Dr. Igonor will oversee the business curriculum, as well as the faculty and staff who support students in 17 bachelor’s degree and four master’s degree programs, as well as coordinate activity with the University’s new Doctor of Business Administration program. In addition, given his experience as Department Chair, and progress and vision relating to Franklin’s Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) programs, Dr. Igonor will continue to supervise CIS programs and faculty as part of his new responsibilities.

Dr. Igonor’s international academic and professional experience make him well suited for the position of Dean. His career path illustrates a commitment to improving business operations and to assuring and advancing academic quality programs, courses and learning experiences. He has over 15 years of experience as an information technology and project management professional in a number of industries including government, education, telecommunications, finance, healthcare and consulting, across the world.

In his various roles as an academic chair, assistant professor, project manager, trainer and management consultant, he has honed his expertise in conducting research (both qualitative and quantitative), developing and informing strategies for organizations, identifying learning and skills gaps in organizations, developing policies and standards to drive necessary change and developing communication plans, as well as earned a reputation for implementing organizational solutions.

In his time at Franklin, Dr. Igonor has served as a faculty member in two colleges, initiated and developed education and workforce partnerships, secured resources for Franklin University as a subcontractor on a grant, and worked with the CIS team as their Department Chair to lead substantial program curriculum change and development. Previous to coming to the University, he served as the Chair of Business at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he managed a multimillion dollar budget and supervised a group of associate chairs and faculty members.

Dr. Igonor holds a Ph.D. in information systems from the Bristol Business School, UK; a master’s degree in information science; a post graduate certificate in education (adult learning); a post graduate certificate in applied research; and a certificate in knowledge management. He is a certified information security manager (CISM), certified in risk and information systems control (CRISC), and is certified in health information management and systems.

The Ross College of Business is comprised of the Department of Management and Marketing, and Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics. Its mission is to educate future business leaders by employing effective instructional techniques to deliver world-class business education. Through innovative and relevant curriculum, the College and its faculty members help develop business professionals who drive sustainable growth in a complex, global economy.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new applied doctorate offerings) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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