Husson University's College of Business Launches Executive In Residence Program

Date of Release: November 1, 2011

The College of Business at Husson University has announced a new Executive In Residence Program with the appointment of Dennis Sokol.

Mr. Sokol is Chairman of the Board of Hospital Corporation International (HCI), a Luxembourg Group. HCI manages and owns hospitals and medical centers throughout Eastern, Central Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. HCI is a private organization and was formerly listed on London Stock Exchange the former International division of Hospital Corporation of America. Mr. Sokol holds board seats with Alistagen Corporation, Harvey Cushing Center for Neurosurgical Council at Yale School of Medicine, MI Group, founding director of the US-Russian Business Council, Washington D.C., Founder and President of the American Soviet Trade Consortium (Members are Pfizer, HCI, Colgate Palmolive, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, Chrysler Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Amoco Oil now British Petroleum). He was the Executive Chairman of the US Iraq Business Alliance, Board of Advisors.

Mr. Sokol holds a Master's Degree in International Management and Finance from Thunderbird American Graduate School, a B.S. in Finance from Arizona State University, and is certified by the AACSB.

"Dennis brings the business program over 30 years of multinational corporate experience," stated Tom Hutchison, Executive Director of Academic Affairs and Director of the School of Business and Management.

In addition to his corporate accomplishments, Mr. Sokol has served as Executive In Residence at the John F. Welch, College of Business at Sacred Heart University and guest lectured at other prestigious Universities such as Stanford and the University of Limerick.

"We are pleased that Dennis Sokol is our new Executive In Residence. He brings extensive industry experience and an additional global perspective to the College," stated Dean of Husson's College of Business Ronald Nykiel. "Many outstanding Colleges of Business have established Executive In Residence programs to provide relevancy in their business education programs. An Executive in Residence mentors both students and faculty by providing a leadership perspective on current business issues," added Nykiel.

Husson's College of Business is the largest in Maine with 1,400 students. It recently launched a new MBA degree with a concentration in Corporate Management, Health Care Administration, Hospitality Management and Non-Profit Management.

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