Singh Named Dean of Frostburg State University College of Business

Feb 22, 2018 3:40 PM

Dr. Sudhir Singh has been named the new dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Business by Provost Elizabeth Throop. Singh has served as interim dean of the College of Business since 2015 and was associate dean from 2010 to 2015. He joined FSU in 1992, with a teaching focus on finance. He has also served as director of the College of Business Center for Leadership Development since 2011.

“Dr. Singh has wide expertise in finance and global business, he has revitalized the College of Business Advisory Board, and he has been an integral part of rebuilding the provost’s academic leadership team,” Throop said. “In addition to his clear pedagogical vision, Dr. Singh is a genuinely kind person who advocates for students, faculty, staff and alumni. He plays a significant role in the community and represents Frostburg State University very well.”

As interim dean, Singh spearheaded important revisions at the college, including a comprehensive reorganization of the College’s advisory board effort to foster greater connections and interactions between experienced business leaders and students. Singh led a series of enhancements to the Master of Business Administration program, including new concentrations in health care management and data analytics, and seven-week sessions that facilitate timely graduation for working students. 

"Throughout the search process, Dr. Singh distinguished himself as the best candidate to lead our College of Business," said FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk. “With years of progressive experience in FSU’s faculty and administration, Dr. Singh has unique insights into the needs and opportunities of the college, our University and our region. His thoughtful leadership has earned Dr. Singh wide respect and admiration from students, faculty and alumni, as well as high honors from Maryland’s Board of Regents. I am confident he will lead the College of Business to a very bright future.”

Singh’s work has been honored by the College of Business and the University System of Maryland. He received an Excellence in Leadership Award from the College of Business in 2003, and a Recognition for Service Excellence in the College’s Department of Marketing and Finance in 2009. In 2007, Singh received the Board of Regents’ Faculty Award for Public Service from USM.

He has published regularly on business and finance throughout his career, including co-authoring FSU’s 2013 study, “The Economic Impact of Frostburg State University Upon Western Maryland, the Surrounding Region and the State of Maryland.”

Singh earned a Master of Management Studies in Finance and Marketing from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science in India, a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga., and a Ph.D. in Finance from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va. He is also a member of the current class of Leadership Allegany!

He replaces Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, who was named interim provost of FSU in 2015 and accepted a position at Eastern Washington University in the state of Washington last year.

The FSU College of Business is accredited by AACSB International. The College encompasses four academic departments: Accounting, Economics, Management and Marketing & Finance. For more information, visit

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