Bowie State University in Maryland has announced that Lawrence McNeil will be the next dean of the university’s College of Business. Dr. McNeil will serve as the college’s chief administrative and academic officer of the three departments, as well as the undergraduate and graduate programs. He will assume his new duties on December 16.
“It is an honor to be named the next College of Business Dean at the historic Bowie State University. I am most excited about the opportunity to provide leadership and support to College of Business students as they journey towards academic and career success,” said Dr. McNeil. “As dean, I look forward to building on the college’s strengths by leveraging growth opportunities in areas, such as data analytics and entrepreneurship, and expanding the college’s global footprint by ensuring the creation of meaningful study abroad experiences.”
Dr. McNeil has been serving as an associate professor of economics at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. There, he led the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program he co-founded in the College of Business. Additionally, he previously served as interim assistant dean and director of graduate business programs.
Before joining the faculty at Prairie View, Dr. McNeil was an economist in the International Investment Division of the Bureau of Economic Analysis and bank examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Dr. McNeil is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, where he majored in history. He holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University in New York City, and a Ph.D. in economics from Howard University in Washington, D.C.