Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. to Lead School of Business Administration

by Public Relations

Recently retired Air Force Lieutenant General Loren M. Reno has been named the inaugural dean for the Cedarville University School of Business Administration, beginning August 1, 2012.

The appointment is part of a larger University vision to begin offering expanded graduate programs and provide greater service to the business community. Reno is uniquely equipped to position the School of Business for growth. With more than 2,500 business alumni, the School is historically among the top in-demand programs at the University.

“Lt. Gen. Reno’s experience will be invaluable as he leads our business faculty into a new era of education delivery and industry leadership,” shared William E. Brown, Ph.D., president of Cedarville University. “He builds upon a 125 year heritage of equipping students for life-long leadership and service.”

In his previous assignment, Reno served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He was responsible to the Chief of Staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force logistics readiness, aircraft and missile maintenance, civil engineering and security forces, as well as setting policy and preparing budget estimates that reflect enhancements to productivity, combat readiness and quality of life for Air Force personnel.

In his new civilian assignment as dean, Reno will be responsible for leading the University’s newly formed School of Business Administration. His responsibilities will include the expansion of business course offerings beginning with the development of a master of business administration program. Reno will collaborate with University leadership to integrate business course offerings into a broad range of majors.

Reno is a graduate of the Cedarville University class of 1970. “My days in the classrooms of Cedarville gave me the academic preparation I needed to succeed,” described Reno. “I learned that service before self was honorable and that doing what God led was better than doing what man expected.” Reno lives by the principles of Micah 6:8 — “… to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”

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