Borchers appointed associate dean in the College of Business

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Lipscomb University’s College of Business has appointed Andy Borchers associate dean for undergraduate studies, Ray Eldridge, dean of the college, recently announced.

borchers_andyBorchers, who joined the Lipscomb faculty in August 2011, is professor of management in Lipscomb’s College of Business and most recently was chair of the department of management and marketing. He joins Allison Duke on the college’s academic leadership team. She was appointed associate dean for graduate studies in the College of Business in 2015.

“Andy is a natural for this leadership role as associate dean for undergraduate studies,” said Eldridge. “He is highly respected by the faculty and is fully committed to our students. His grasp of current business needs and future trends, his extensive administrative experience, and mastery of developing students will serve our undergraduate students and faculty very well.”

Borchers worked for more than 20 years at General Motors, where he served as a senior systems analyst and a systems engineering manager. Following his career at GM, Borchers entered the field of higher education with faculty appointments at Kettering University and Lawrence Technological University and has received almost $2 million in grants to develop entrepreneurial education. Throughout his career, his research and writings have explored industrial ecology, fuel cells, supply chain, entrepreneurship, information systems and more.

He earned a Bachelor of Industrial Administration degree from Kettering University (formerly known as General Motors Institute), a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University and a Doctorate of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds a certificate in production and inventory management and is a certified computer professional. In addition, Borchers is a commissioner for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc., editor-in-chief for the Journal of Cases in IT, an editorial board member for the Information Resources Management Journal, a board member for the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals Educational Foundation and a lecturer in the research methods at tge University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany.

"Andy joins Allison Duke on the leadership team,” said Eldridge. “She has already served as associate dean for graduate studies for over a year and has already made a significant impact on the College of Business. She has built a team that has taken our graduate programs to new levels with new degrees, record enrollments, and our first ever national ranking.”

duke_allisonIn 2006, Duke joined the Lipscomb business faculty. Prior to that appointment, Duke was a management instructor and research assistant at the University of Mississippi. She is also a human resources management expert serving at several Middle Tennessee organizations including Progeny Marketing Innovations and PayMaxx Inc. in Franklin and at Aspect Communications in Brentwood. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University, an MBA from Lipscomb University and a Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. She was recently appointed by Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell to serve on the State of Tennessee House of Representatives Sexual Harassment Policy Review Committee.

Lipscomb University’s College of Business is accredited by the ACBSP for undergraduate and graduate programs, and was recently named one of the Top 50 Part-Time MBA programs in the nation by Bloomberg/Businessweek. It offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in five majors and eight areas of graduate study leading to an MBA, a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Human Resources or a Master of Management degree. It is among the 15 percent of the business schools in the nation to require a global experience for its students. It has been recognized as one of the top 25 colleges of business in the nation for veterans. It is home of the Hilton & Sallie Dean Institute for Corporate Governance and Integrity, the Center for Global Connectedness and Collaboration and the Center for Entrepreneurship.

For more information about Lipscomb’s College of Business, visit business.lipscomb.edu.