Dr. Len Frey, chairman of the Department of Management and Marketing at Arkansas State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Business.
He will officially begin work in his new position Jan. 4, following the departure of Dr. Jan Duggar.
Frey joined the ASU faculty as department chairman in the summer of 2000. Prior to that, he served as chairman of Department of Management and Marketing at Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, La.
His academic teaching specialties include team building, management and leadership. He also has been a consultant for business and industrial clients.
Before entering higher education Frey's business experience included a variety of positions in the health care industry, including St. Bernard's Medical Center.
In addition to his professional experience, he has been a leader in civic activities. He serves on the leadership team for District 6150 of Rotary International and has held several offices with Jonesboro University Rotary Club. He is active in the Greater Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Leadership Jonesboro class of 1987.
He completed bachelor's and master's degrees at ASU, then earned a doctoral degree in business administration with a major in organizational behavior at the University of Memphis.
Frey is a 1981 graduate of Mammoth Spring High School. He and his wife, Renea McKinney, have two children -- Nicole and Brandon.