BYU Marriott Names New Associate Dean

Bonnie Anderson Assumes Role 18 May

PROVO, Utah – May 14, 2020 – BYU Marriott School of Business dean Brigitte C. Madrian has announced the appointment of Bonnie Anderson as the school’s newest associate dean. Anderson takes over for previous associate dean Keith Vorkink on 18 May.

“Bonnie is well respected by all who have worked with her and will be a tremendous asset in the Deans Office,” Madrian says. “Her duties will include college oversight regarding matters related to research and faculty. She is highly qualified to assume these responsibilities, and we're excited to continue learning from her and working with her.”

Anderson, the current chair of the Department Information Systems, graduated from BYU Marriott with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting and information systems in 1995. She returned to BYU Marriott after receiving her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2001. In addition to teaching, Anderson has served in a number of capacities at BYU. She was the director of the master of information systems management program for ten years, co-chair of the Faculty Advisory Council, and president of the Faculty Women’s Association.

“Keith has done an excellent job in this role for so many years, and it will be difficult to fill his shoes,” Anderson says. “But I’m looking forward to this new opportunity to work with the amazing BYU Marriott faculty, staff, and Deans Office as we continue to develop our students and further fulfill the mission of BYU Marriott.”

Former associate dean Keith Vorkink has been appointed BYU advancement vice president where he will oversee Athletics, Alumni and External Relations, BYU Broadcasting, Philanthropies at BYU and University Communications.

“Keith has been an exceptional leader in the college, championing faculty development and scholarly excellence,” Madrian says. “His seven years in the Deans Office will leave a lasting impact on BYU Marriott. We have all benefited from his wisdom and good judgment. I wish him all the best in his new role.”

The BYU Marriott School of Business prepares men and women of faith, character, and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and ten undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.

Bonnie Anderson
BYU Marriott associate dean Bonnie Anderson.

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