On the last day of 2022, H. Fenwick Huss, PhD retired as Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business. During his eight-and-a-half years of leadership, he presided over crucial updates of undergraduate and MBA curricula, extended the Zicklin School’s reach through international dual-degree programs, and oversaw the launch of the Master of Science in Business Analytics and the Doctor of Business Administration programs, the latter of which is the first of its kind in New York State. His student-centered, innovative leadership garnered high enrollments and national recognition.
“There are two things that set the Zicklin School apart in higher education: tradition and innovation,” said Dr. Huss. “It was my honor to lead the School of Business and be a part of the great work being accomplished here.”
A modest leader, Huss chalked his successes up to “a group effort. It’s never about the dean alone,” and says he is proudest of the international initiatives he’s undertaken, including partnerships with universities in Asia and Europe on dual-degree and joint-degree programs.
A longtime Georgia resident, Huss now divides his days between South Carolina and Georgia, where he spends his time serving on corporate boards and assisting a nonprofit organization he helped found that offers social services in a home setting for children and adolescents who have been failed by the foster-care system.