Director of Graduate, Adult Business Programs Named

Brian Lemons has assumed a full-time role as director of graduate and adult programs in business at William Woods University. He had previously chaired the division of business at WWU, in addition to his part-time responsibilities for the graduate business programs.

Lemons, who lives in Columbia, is an assistant professor of business. He has a B.B.A. from Texas Tech University and an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas, and has been at William Woods since 1995.

Before joining the faculty at William Woods, he owned a full-service marketing communications agency in Irving, Texas, that served four Fortune 500 clients, including GTE and Northern Telecom (Nortel). He also was advertising director of Bell Helicopter in the Dallas area and was an agency account supervisor for Frito Lay.

Business programs offered through WWU’s Graduate & Adult Studies continue to grow in popularity.

Currently, there are 11 ongoing master of business administration (MBA) degree programs being offered in the state, with 14 scheduled to start during the next fiscal year.
William Woods offers a traditional MBA program, as well as one with a concentration in accounting and another with a concentration in health management. The university also offers a semester-based MBA Direct program on the Fulton campus.

In addition, there are seven ongoing bachelor of science in management (BSM) degree programs, with the number expected to double in the coming year. The third business program offered is the computer and information management (CIM) degree program, which currently has three ongoing programs and two scheduled to begin in the coming year.