SUNY Poly Names New College of Business Management Dean

SUNY Poly Names New College of Business Management Dean

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 14:54
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SUNY Poly Names New College of Business Management Dean

Dr. Xinjian (Arthur) Lu brings wealth of academic, industry experience to role

UTICA, NY – In its ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality education to students from around the world, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is proud to welcome Dr. Xinjian (Arthur) Lu as Dean of the College of Business Management.


“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Lu to SUNY Poly,” said Dr. Grace Wang, Interim President of SUNY Polytechnic Institute. “His experience in the world of business, higher education, and research is a perfect match with the goals and mission of our College of Business Management. We are confident that Dr. Lu, together with our outstanding faculty members, will continue to drive academic excellence of the College and provide unique, world-class learning opportunities to our students.”


With a Ph.D. in Management Sciences, two master’s degrees (M.S. in Computing & Information Science and M.S. in Systems in Engineering) and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Dr. Lu joins SUNY Poly from the College of Business and Economics at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), where he was serving as Interim Dean of the College of Business and Economics. At CSUEB since 1999, Dr. Lu has also served as Associate Dean, Chair and Associate Chair of the Department of Management, and Professor of numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in Operations Management and Computer Information Systems. With a myriad of publications in refereed journals to his name, Dr. Lu also brings with him industry experience as a software engineer at Mortice Kern Systems and Prior Data Science.


“With his extensive background and experience and his well-developed leadership skills, Dr. Lu is the perfect candidate to lead our College of Business Management as it continues to rapidly grow and expand,” said Dr. Steven Schneider, Interim Provost at SUNY Poly. “We are confident that with Dr. Lu as our Dean, the already impressive track record of the College of Business Management will continue to reach new heights.”


The Dean of the College of Business Management (CBM) helps to promote the vision, mission, and focus of the institution with a commitment to advancing the merged institution with strong advocacy on campus and in the community. With duties that include recruiting and retaining high-quality faculty, the Dean of the CBM helps maintain SUNY Poly’s position as a world-class institution, leading the way in education to prepare its students for the 21st Century economy and workplace.


“I was drawn to the opportunity at SUNY Poly because of its 21st century model of promoting the technology-driven ‘knowledge-based’ economy of New York State while providing an unparalleled experiential learning, research, and development platform for students, staff, faculty, and community partners,” says Dr. Lu. “Being a polytechnic institution’s business school, the College has a unique advantage to collaborate with other colleges in SUNY Poly on innovative programs that can serve the ever-evolving demand for talent in areas such as data science, business analytics, and artificial intelligence, among others.”


With graduate programs individually ranked by U.S. News & World Report, SUNY Poly’s College of Business Management offers students the opportunity to learn about and become leaders in the realms of global business, technology management, accounting, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Major programs of study within the CBM include Master of Business Administration in Technology Management, Master of Science in Accountancy Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Forensic Accounting & Valuation, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Accounting. The rigorous programs within CBM are accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Colleges and Schools of Business (ACSB) International – a worldwide gold-standard. Fewer than 5% of the world’s business degree-granting schools are AACSB accredited, and SUNY Poly is proud to be among them.


About SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)

SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and hundreds of corporate partners since its inception. For information visit