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Bob Daugherty Accepts Executive Dean Position with the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University
CEO and Fulbright Specialist will lead business school at Ashford University
Forbes School of Business at Ashford University's new Executive Dean Bob Daugherty.

Bob Daugherty has accepted the position of executive dean for the Forbes School of Business at Ashford University, effective immediately. As executive dean, Daugherty will oversee all aspects of operations at the Forbes School of Business.

“Ashford University is pleased to welcome Bob Daugherty to the Forbes School of Business,” said Dr. Lori Williams, provost at Ashford University. “He brings extensive expertise in knowledge-based organizations and has demonstrated an ability to lead educational institutions. We look forward to the leadership and guidance he will bring to the Forbes School of Business.”

Daugherty has served as the CEO of the Jack Welch Management Institute, where he successfully grew the school and oversaw its merger with Strayer Education. He also served as chairman of Eduventures and as CEO of Cognitive Arts, a leading provider of instructional design technology for colleges and universities. Previously, Daugherty was the manager of strategic planning and business development at General Electric.

In addition, Daugherty has many years of experience teaching and leading university students and corporate clients. He has served on various panels at conferences and symposiums, speaking on topics ranging from international higher education to venture capital investing. Most recently, Daugherty served as a Fulbright Specialist, participating in a program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs where he worked with college and university presidents and boards in Africa and the Middle East.

Daugherty holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University, a master’s degree in American Studies from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in Management from the University of Cambridge.


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