Larry "Chip" Hunter named dean of the Fox School of Business and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management
Hunter comes to the role after serving as dean at Washington State University’s Carson College of Business since 2015.
Larry “Chip” Hunter has been appointed dean of the Fox School of Business and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Temple University Provost Gregory Mandel announced Thursday.
Hunter comes to the role after serving in the same role at Washington State University’s Carson College of Business since 2015. An award-winning scholar in the areas of human resources and industrial relations, Hunter also was a member of the management faculty during his time at Washington State, and he will join the faculty in that same role at the Fox School.
“We are ecstatic to be able to welcome a leader of Chip’s caliber to the Fox School of Business and School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management,” Mandel said. “He brings a high level of experience and expertise to this role, and he is also deeply committed to public universities. Beyond that, he is passionate about the importance of both disciplinary and translational research, which aligns perfectly with both Temple and the Fox School’s mission. Over an almost 10-year period, he has made an undeniable impact at the Carson College of Business, and we are eager to see him make his mark on Fox and STHM.”
Under Hunter’s leadership, the Carson College of Business worked to establish itself as “the model school of business for tomorrow’s land-grant university.” Hunter led all of the college’s programs and faculty across four physical campuses as well as its online programs. Throughout his tenure, the school’s faculty grew by 50%, and he also oversaw robust growth of the school’s MBA program, which more than doubled in size.
“Temple’s Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management have amazing possibilities. I’m joining a highly accomplished and dedicated faculty and staff, and together, we’ll draw on this talent to create and deliver business education aimed at students from the widest possible range of circumstances, one that allows graduates to make the most of their opportunities in a rapidly changing world,” Hunter said. “I look forward to working with acting President Epps, Provost Mandel and deans across the university to ensure that Fox and STHM deliver on this promise, and that we are recognized for the positive impact we have on Temple University and on our region, nation and world.”
Hunter will replace Ron Anderson, who has led both Fox and STHM since July 2018. Anderson will continue in his current role through the end of July.
“It goes without saying, but we are immensely thankful to Ron for all of the work that he has done in leading Fox and STHM over the last few years,” Mandel said. “Fox is one of the premier business schools in the country, and it’s in a great place today because of Ron’s steady, unwavering leadership over these past five years.”
Following Anderson’s departure, Hunter will begin in his new role on Aug. 1. He’s excited to begin collaborating with faculty, staff and students across Fox and STHM.
“My wife, Julie, and I are thrilled to be returning to Philadelphia, where we met and where our two daughters were born and attended elementary school. We are eager to get to know the community again. In my role as dean, I also look forward to continuing to build bridges between Temple Fox/STHM, our alumni and the entire Greater Philadelphia business community,” Hunter said.
Prior to arriving at Washington State University, Hunter served as the senior associate dean of the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 13 years, he was a faculty member at Wisconsin, where he won multiple teaching awards and was named the Pyle-Bascom Professorship in Leadership.
Before that, he spent eight years here in Philadelphia, serving on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania.
Hunter earned his doctoral degree in industrial relations and human resource management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master’s degree from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and earned his bachelor’s degree at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.