Women Who Move the City 2019
Meet some of the business, civic and educational leaders who work to bring about positive change and enhance the quality of life in our community.
As Dean of the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College, Deborah Crown is committed to producing global, innovative and responsible leaders who impact both their organizations and their communities.
Having held leadership positions in business schools for 20 years, Dean Crown’s path to Central Florida took her across the country and back again: She was recruited to lead at the University of Alabama, then Silicon Valley, then farther west to Hawaii Pacific University. But it was Crummer’s commitment to excellence, its personal approach, and its focus on educating experienced professionals that brought her back East.
“One of the primary reasons I was drawn to Crummer was the school’s distinct commitment to delivering quality executive-level education,” says Dean Crown. “While most graduate business schools serve entry-level and professional-level students, Crummer’s faculty, connections and experience also enable us to provide top executives with the skills and knowledge they need to continue growing and excelling at the highest echelons of business.”
In addition to its Early Advantage MBA program—which Forbes Magazine ranks as the No. 1 program in Florida—and its Professional MBA program for working professionals, Crummer provides two distinct degree options for executives: the Executive MBA, and the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration, the first AACSB-accredited program of its kind in Florida. The School’s Center for Management and Executive Education also provides customized programs, workshops and short courses for executives.
“Of all the business ecosystems I’ve worked in across the country, Central Florida has been my favorite because of its thriving industries and tremendous growth potential,” says Crown. “It’s incredibly fulfilling to lead a top-ranked business school that is shaping the region’s future by helping its organizations attract, educate and retain professional and executive talent.”
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