Fort Hays State University > About FHSU > Academic Divisions > College of Business and Entrepreneurship > Dean's Office > Dean Mark Bannister
Effective July 1, 2009 Dr. Mark Bannister was named Dean of the College of
Business and Leadership. Bannister previously served as Chair and Associate
Professor of Information Networking and Telecommunications. He held that role
since 1999. During that time period, the department grew from 58 undergraduate
students to more than 350 undergraduate and graduate students. The department
earned distinction as it was named "Undergraduate Program of the Year" designation
from the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association in 2008
and was designated by the United States Federal Government as a "Center of Academic
Excellence in Information Assurance" in June 2009. Bannister has received awards
for teaching, has published widely, and has served on committees and task forces on
economic development and workforce development appointed by four Kansas governors.
Previous to serving as Chair of the Department of Information Networking and
Telecommunications, Bannister served as the Director of the Docking Institute of
Public Affairs. He has consulted for a variety of businesses and governmental
entities and is a principal in Bannister Capital Advisors.