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MBA Director

The University of Dayton has named alumnus Scott MacDonald the new director of its master of business administration program.

MacDonald, who has been vice president for commercial lending at Civista Bank in Dayton, takes the position May 23.

“Scott brings vast experience and a strong connection with local business community, as well as a deep understanding of the University’s Catholic and Marianist identity,” said Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Harvey Enns. “His innovative leadership will ensure our graduates are prepared with the skills they need to advance their careers.”

MacDonald earned an MBA from the University in 1996, and served as an adjunct professor last semester. A lifelong Dayton resident, he is a member of the Community Capital Development Corporation, Dayton Region Manufacturers Association government relations committee and the Rotary Club of Dayton.

His past experience also includes working on business development through the Dayton Chamber of Commerce and on economic development with COUNTY CORP, one of the Miami Valley’s largest economic development organizations.

“This is an opportunity for me to give back to the community and be involved in education, which I have always enjoyed,” MacDonald said. “The University has a great reputation and is well respected, and the MBA program goes right along with it. I look forward to building on that and reaching out to employers to find out what they really want to see in the next generation of leaders.”

The University of Dayton MBA program is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The blended program allows students to complete the bulk of their coursework online on their own schedule, and occasionally come to campus to attend classes and meet with faculty, other students, executives-in-residence and guest speakers.


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