Benedict College is entering the new year with a progressive new addition to its leadership. In its commitment to preparing students for work in the global economy through its School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Benedict has just appointed a dean that will make history! Read the statement from Benedict to see why Dr. Tracy H. Dunn’s new role is so special.

Eighteen years after joining the faculty at Benedict College, Dr. Tracy H. Dunn has become the first woman to be named dean of the Benedict College Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship. She is the fourth dean to head the College’s business school.

Dr. Tracy H. Dunn, courtesy of Benedict College

“Over the past three years, Dr. Dunn has been an exceptional interim dean of the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Entrepreneurship. Through her leadership, the undergraduate curriculum was updated, the first graduate program was launched, and the School’s accounting and business administration programs secured national accreditation.,” said Roslyn Clark Artis, President and CEO of Benedict College. “Dr. Dunn is very deserving of this promotion.”  

Dunn has significantly expanded the breadth and depth of the school’s co-curricular programming with the opening of the Student Innovation Hub. She has increased student participation in local, regional, and national competitions as well as the development of well-designed service-learning projects with options for consulting projects, and outlets for student enterprise.

“This is the right time to be a student at Burroughs,” Dunn says. “Our students are receiving a solid business education supplemented by a plethora of experiential learning opportunities to develop and solidify important soft skills like critical thinking and teamwork.  After four years at Burroughs, our students are transformed into well-prepared professionals ready to contribute to society on day one.”  

Dunn holds a PhD and MBA from the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.  She received a bachelor’s degree in German from Wofford College as well as a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Boston University.  Her undergraduate and graduate education included study abroad in Germany (Goethe Institute – Prien and Rothenburg), England (Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester), and Russia (Moscow International Business School).  

Prior to her educational pursuits at the University of South Carolina, Dunn worked for IBM, AT&T, and INROADS/Jacksonville.

Dr. Dunn, courtesy of Benedict College