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Mr. Brent A. Hathaway – B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1987

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UNLV announced Wednesday that Brent Hathaway would take over as dean of the Lee Business School, effective Oct. 1, 2013. Hathaway succeeds Percy Poon, who became interim dean last year after Paul Jarley resigned. Jarley took charge of the business school in 2007 but left to become dean of the University of Central Florida College of Business Administration. Poon has served as interim dean since 2012. He also served as an associate dean and business professor. Hathaway will earn $339,000 annually, UNLV spokeswoman Afsha Bawany said. That’s $56,640 more and 20 percent higher than Jarley’s salary at UNLV, $282,360. Hathaway served as dean of the University of Wyoming College of Business since 2004 and previously served as chair of the college’s department of management and marketing. Before starting a career in academia, Hathaway served in different leadership roles for various private companies, such as vice president of marketing and sales for aerospace services at Honeywell International. He has published and presented extensively about entrepreneurship, leadership, business sustainability, ethics and the economy. Hathaway co-founded the Wyoming Business Leadership Institute to support business growth and expansion within the state. He launched an online executive MBA program and a college career center, and he distinguished the university within the energy sector by adding energy as an emphasis in the college’s graduate programs. He also secured more than $50 million in funding for college facility improvements. Hathaway hopes to build stronger connections with the Las Vegas business community, position the school to better prepare students and strengthen partnerships with outside entities and other schools and colleges at UNLV. Hathaway earned a Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Utah State University.