New Appointments in Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business

NEW YORK, NY — May 14, 2015 — The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College has appointed two senior administrators: Dr. Qing Hu as the new Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives & Innovation, and Joshua Kobb as the Assistant Dean of Executive Education.

Beginning July 1, Dr. Qing Hu will have responsibility for leading new academic initiatives and the ongoing development and delivery of Zicklin’s educational programming. He will focus on planning and innovation in the curricula and pedagogy of the undergraduate, MBA, specialized master’s, and doctoral programs.

Dr. Hu currently serves as the Union Pacific Professor in Information Systems and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research in the College of Business at Iowa State University. He served as Chair of the Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems for three years before becoming Associate Dean. He received his M.S. and Ph. D. from the University of Miami.

Joshua Kobb will be responsible for growing and managing Zicklin’s portfolio of degree and non-degree executive programs, both domestic and international, beginning June 15.

Mr. Kobb has led Harvard’s Corporate Learning activities in the Middle East.  Previously, at HEC Paris he significantly grew international student enrollment, piloted the expansion of major projects in China and the Gulf region, and served as Chief Operating Officer of HEC Paris in Qatar. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Rutgers University and an M.A. in international relations and public administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

“Reflective of Zicklin’s commitment to fostering academic excellence in public business education, community and global engagement, impactful research, and the implementation of a forward-thinking and sustainable business model, these appointments are a vital component of our initiative to reach new heights as a premier player in the business education arena,” says H. Fenwick Huss, Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business.

About Zicklin School of Business:

Backed by a long tradition of excellence in public higher education, the Zicklin School of Business is proud to be a leader in providing urban-based undergraduate and graduate business and executive education for the twenty-first century. A school within Baruch College, consistently rated by rankings experts among the top performers in areas relevant to today’s students, such as academic excellence, diversity, and value, Zicklin offers a wide range of part-time and full-time business degree programs that are nationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), taught by faculty who are thought leaders and active researchers and practitioners in their fields. Integrated both physically and philosophically into the fabric of New York City, the world’s financial capital, the Zicklin School is committed to delivering relevant, affordable, academically rigorous business education that is both world-class in quality and reputation and worldwide in its impact.

About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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