Dr. Chris Fiorentino
The State System Board of Governors has appointed Christopher M. Fiorentino, WCU vice president for external operations, as the University’s interim president effective April 1. Fiorentino has served in his current position since 2013 and previously spent a decade as dean of WCU’s College of Business and Public Affairs. His selection was made in consultation with WCU Council of Trustees Chair Thomas A. Fillippo.
Appointed Interim President
Fiorentino, who holds three degrees in economics (baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate) from Temple University, joined WCU’s economics faculty in 1983 and has been active in numerous leadership roles on campus, helping to secure AACSB International accreditation for the School of Business; developing off-campus academic centers, including the Graduate Center in West Goshen Township and the Philadelphia Center; and working with faculty and supporters to create the Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center.
He also has represented the University throughout the region, including serving as a member of the West Chester Business Improvement District Board, leading a task force that recommended improvements to Chester County’s budgeting and financial management processes; and launching the Center for Community Solutions, which connects regional government and non-profit organizations with WCU experts to address community needs.
Fiorentino will become interim president at West Chester upon the departure of Greg R. Weisenstein, who will retire at the end of March. A search for a permanent president for West Chester will begin later this year.
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