Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate - Media, 610-740-3790


Allentown, PA (September 23, 2004) - Cedar Crest College announces the appointment of W. Michael Donovan as Associate Professor and Chair of Management and Business.

Professor Donovan brings 29 years of business and educational experience to Cedar Crest. Donovan has worked in banking, manufacturing, sales and regional economic development. He is also a Certified Management Accountant. As an educator, Donovan is the former Chair of the Business Administration department at Southern Maine Community College, and was also a member of the adjunct faculty at Husson College, Westbrook College and the University of Southern Maine.

He received his MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business where he graduated with honors and as class valedictorian. Donovan currently is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy at the University of Southern Maine's Edmund Muskie School for Public Service, and is concerned with how policy contributes to a creative and innovative culture within regional populations.

At Cedar Crest, Professor Donovan will teach classes in New Ventures, Marketing, Leadership, and Ethics. Further, he will focus attention on the importance of liberal arts in the education of women leaders and entrepreneurs, a research center for women's entrepreneurship and partnerships with regional, state, national and international organizations.

The Management and Business undergraduate programs at Cedar Crest College prepare wise, independent, and innovative women for the many career opportunities available in industry, government, health, social services and education. They emerge as leaders with the skills necessary to build and sustain organizations. Graduates of the program have gone on to become successful auditors, public and tax accountants, marketing managers, human resource professionals, bankers and financial analysts, among others.

For more information, please contact the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.


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