12 April, 2000

Contact: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456; mstepanovich@csub.edu



Lowenstein appointed dean of the School of Business and Public Administration

Henry Lowenstein, chair of the Division of Business and Economics at West Virginia University, Parkersburg, has been appointed dean of the School of Business and Public Administration at California State University, Bakersfield.

The announcement was made Wednesday by CSUB President Tomas Arciniega.

"I am extremely pleased that Dr. Lowenstein will be joining us at CSUB," Arciniega said. "He has impressive credentials and a very solid record both in theLowenstein academic world and in private business. He's just rarin' to come, and he's very enthusiastic about CSUB. We're very pleased to have him."

Lowenstein said he was looking forward to coming to Bakersfield. "I am delighted to be coming to CSUB," he said. "I am looking forward to working with my fellow deans, the faculty, administration, staff and other members of the CSUB team to advance the School of Business and Public Administration, its programs and the campus at large to the benefit of our students, the Kern County community and the state."

A native of Virginia, Lowenstein has held his current position since 1994. Prior to that he was chairman of the Division of Public Administration and professor of public administration at Governors State University in University Park, Ill., from 1990 to 1994.

During his business career, he served as vice president and director of education at Dominion Bankshares Corp. in Roanoke, Va., from 1989 to 1990. He also served as director of corporate education at Kemper group in Long Grove, Ill. from 1985 to 1989; executive vice president of Americana Furniture, Inc., in Richmond, Va., and was an assistant management analyst for the Executive Office of the President of the United States, Office of Management and Budget in Washington, D.C. from 1975 to 1976.

His academic career has included positions of assistant professor of management at the University of Illinois, Chicago from 1980 to 1985, and instructor in management at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., 1977-78.

Lowenstein earned his bachelor of science in business administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 1975, his master's of business administration in transportation policy from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.; and his doctorate in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

His wife, Dr. Randy M. Caine, is professor of nursing and director of nurse practitioner programs at CSU Los Angeles. He is the father of two daughters, Jennie, 16, and Sarah, 13.