GRAND RAPIDS — Davenport University will have a new business dean on board early in the new year.
The Grand Rapids-based Davenport has hired Michael Bowers as dean of the Donald W. Main College of Business. Bowers starts Jan. 7 and comes from the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., where he was academic director and a professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at Crummer Graduate School of Business.
During his eight years at Rollins College, he worked with business accelerators, startups and venture capital and private equity investors.
At Davenport, he will lead the development of new business programs, particularly in the area in entrepreneurism.
“Dr. Bowers’ extensive experience in business leadership and development of entrepreneurial programs will be a great asset for Davenport University,” said Linda Rinker, executive vice president for academics and provost at Davenport University.
Davenport University hired Bowers after a national search for a new business school dean.
The Main College of Business has more than 6,000 students at campuses across Michigan and offer nearly 30 undergraduate and graduate programs.