NSU School of Business Dean leaving

ABERDEEN, S.D. (Press Release) – Northern State University School of Business Dean Dr. Tim Mantz has announced that he will leave Northern to take a new higher education opportunity at Cabrini University.

Mantz cited personal reasons for the move to the private college in Pennsylvania.

“It’s an opportunity to move home,” he said.

Mantz will become Cabrini University’s new Dean of Business, Arts and Music, a department of roughly 1,200 students.

“I have greatly enjoyed my time at Northern and appreciate the collaborations I’ve been a part of and the relationships I’ve made. I cannot thank the business community enough for what they do for Northern and the School of Business,” Mantz said. “While my family and I will be sad to leave Aberdeen, we’re excited for this next chapter of our lives.”

Mantz, who came to Northern in 2017 after serving as dean of the Graduate College of Business and associate dean of the Graduate School at Florida’s Keiser University, has more than 20 years of experience on Madison Avenue creating award-winning advertising for Fortune 250 companies.

During his time at Northern, the School of Business started new programs, including offering an emphasis in supply chain analytics within its management major. Mantz was also instrumental in pursuing a Master of Accounting Analytics program, which would fill a need in the regional workforce while setting NSU graduates apart from others in the accounting field.

“Dr. Mantz has done an outstanding job with the School of Business Advisory Boards, has excelled at creating relationships with employers throughout the region, and has taken an active role in our Lamont-Rhodes Lecture Series and Create ‘N’ Festival,” said Dr. Joelle Lien, NSU interim provost/vice president for academic affairs. “We thank him for his efforts and wish him and his family the best as they embark on this new venture.”

An internal search will now begin for an interim dean of Northern’s School of Business. A committee will then be formed to lead a nationwide search for a new permanent dean.