New Associate Dean Will Promote MBA Growth


by Karina Brady, Public Relations Writer

Dr. John Delano, associate dean of business administration for undergraduate studies and associate professor of information technology (IT) management, has been named associate dean of the Cedarville University School of Business Administration for graduate studies, effective July 1.

In this new position, Delano will oversee Cedarville University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, work with MBA professors and assist in developing the online curriculum.

“I am really interested in thinking through ways to better develop our faculty who are teaching in the program and preparing them for the unique challenges that are a part of teaching online,” said Delano. His vision for the MBA program involves increased student engagement and a personalized approach to teaching.

“I want to see professors having regular contact with their students. We need to bring the students and professors together,” said Delano. “I want our faculty to communicate to their students that they are there for them.”

Delano has overseen the growth of Cedarville University’s IT management program throughout his 10 years at the university. He hopes to see similar growth in Cedarville University’s MBA program.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit