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Dean's Office

College of Business and Public Affairs
624 South High Street
West Chester, PA 19383


Name: Michelle L. Patrick, Ph.D.
Position: Dean

Name: Monica Zimmerman, PhD, CPA
Position: Associate Dean (Interim)

Name: Dorothy Ives Dewey, Ph.D.
Position: Special Assistant to the Dean for Student Issues

Name: Deborah Axsom
Position: Executive Assistant to the Dean

Name: Cindy Cheyney
Position: Business Manager

Name: Ruth Flanagan
Position: Receptionist and Assistant for the Associate Dean

Fall 2014 Newsletter


The groundbreaking ceremony for the new building took place on October 16, 2014

The New Business and Public Affairs Center

Work on the new 90,000 square foot facility is underway. The new building will create enough classroom, meeting, and specialized program space to meet the growing needs of the college. Read More.

Faculty Research

The faculty in the College of Business and Public Affairs are active scholars who are engaging in meaningful research that is revolutionizing practices and trends. Read More.

The Cottrell Center

The Dr. Edwin Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center continues to promote regional development throughout Southeastern, Pennsylvania. Read More.


Graduates of the 2014 Winter Commencement


The College of Business and Public Affairs congratulates our graduates. The winter commencement ceremony was a memorable experience as CBPA students received their degrees. Read More.

CBPA in Philadelphia

Programs and initiatives lead by the BSW and MSW departments are reaching new populations and establishing West Chester University in Philadelphia. Read More.

Faculty Engagement

David Doorn (Economics & Finance) headlined a regional economic panel hosted by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. Read More.


Students attending the Job Fair

Business and Communication Job Fair

Students had the opportunity to meet with over 30 companies who were offering full-time, internship, and part-time positions. Read More.


The faculty in the College of Business and Public Affairs continue to make substantial contributions in and outside of the classroom. We salute those faculty members who are celebrating milestones. Read More.

College Spotlight

The CBPA would like to recognize Denise Gonzalez and Cindi Strengari, two of the longest serving staff members, for their outstanding service not only for the CBPA but for the university. Read More.