New dean named for Grand Valley’s business college

Diana R. Lawson has been appointed the dean of the Seidman College of Business. She will begin her duties July 1, 2014. Lawson is currently dean and professor of marketing at the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She received her Master of Business Administration and Ph.D from Kent State University along with her master’s degree in physical education/exercise physiology. She also possesses a bachelor’s degree in physical education/sports medicine from State University of New York at Cortland. Lawson will be replacing H. James Williams, who left Grand Valley State University to be president of Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn.