Arkansas vice provost appointed dean at West Virginia

Javier Reyes will continue to serve in his current role as vice provost for distance education at the University of Arkansas through June 30.
Javier Reyes will continue to serve in his current role as vice provost for distance education at the University of Arkansas through June 30.

West Virginia University has named Javier Reyes the dean of its College of Business and Economics.

Reyes will continue to serve in his current role as vice provost for distance education at the University of Arkansas through June 30, with his new position at West Virginia taking effect on July 1.

“We are happy for Dr. Reyes and congratulate him for being chosen for the position of dean of the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University,” University of Arkansas Provost Ashok Saxena said. "During his time at the University of Arkansas, he has established himself as a highly accomplished professor and academic leader. He will definitely be missed."

Reyes began working for the University of Arkansas in 2003. He has served as an assistant professor in Walton College and then an associate dean for undergraduate studies and executive education at the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Reyes has also lead University of Arkansas' Global Campus since 2012.

"Under his leadership, the Global Campus very significantly expanded its reach both in numbers and prestige," Saxena said. "We look forward to building on the solid foundation he developed as we continue to enhance our online degree programs and resources in the future."

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