Dr. Cynthia Rodriguez Cano, assistant professor of marketing at McNeese State University, has been named interim dean of the College of Business, according to Dr. Mitchell Adrian, provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management at McNeese. Her appointment is effective Aug. 1. Cano replaces Dr. Lonnie Phelps, who has been serving as interim dean since August 2017.
Cano received her Doctorate in Business Administration in marketing, her Master of Accounting degree and her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of South Florida.
“It is my honor and pleasure to serve in an administrative role for the College of Business. I must recognize and voice my appreciation to the outstanding faculty and staff that have been so supportive of my appointment,” said Cano.
At McNeese since 2017, Cano teaches at both the graduate and undergraduate level, including marketing core courses and electives.
Before coming to McNeese, Cano taught for 16 years at universities and colleges in Georgia and Florida, including as associate professor of marketing at Georgia College and State University, assistant professor of marketing at Augusta State University and visiting scholar in residence at the University of South Florida.
She has published two books, authored numerous articles and made several presentations at professional conferences. She is a member of the Marketing Management Association and the PhD Project in Marketing. Cano is the president-elect of the Society for Marketing Advance, where she previously served as treasurer and member of the Board of Governors.
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