Capella University PhD Graduate Named Dean of Brenau University's School of Business and Mass Communication

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Dr. Bill Lightfoot earned a doctorate in organization and management from the online university.

Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia, has named Dr. Bill Lightfoot as dean of its School of Business and Mass Communication. Lightfoot, who earned a PhD in organization and management from Capella University (, an accredited, fully online university, began in his new role at Brenau on Aug. 1, 2007. More than 1000 colleges and universities have employed Capella students or alumni.

"The opportunity to serve as dean at Brenau has allowed me to combine many different facets of my background - including my educational experience at Capella. The fact that I understand firsthand the challenges of being an adult learner was a key part of why I was hired," Lightfoot said.

Brenau University is a private comprehensive university that includes the Women's College, the Evening and Weekend College, the Online College, and the Academy. As dean of the School of Business and Mass Communication at Brenau, Lightfoot will provide academic and administrative leadership to one third of the university's 2,500 students. Prior to coming to Brenau, Lightfoot was professor of management and associate dean of institutional advancement and special projects at the International University of Monaco.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, health, human services, public safety, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, health, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 101 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The online university currently serves nearly 20,000 students from all 50 states and 56 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),

Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552),


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