amy zeng named dean of barney school of businessHARTFORD: The University of Hartford Barney School of Business appointed a new dean, Amy Z. Zeng.

UH’s new business dean is the former assistant dean of the Robert A. Foisie School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI.

Provost H. Frederick Sweitzer announced the appointment and said that Zeng who holds a PhD in business administration and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in industrial engineering, will begin her duties on August 1.

A full professor, assistant dean, and interim department head at WPI’s Foisie Business School, Zeng oversees AACSB-related efforts for “continuous improvement; coordinates collaborations with other academic units on campus and global partners; manages all faculty, students, and degree programs in the School; and works closely with the dean on the School’s strategic planning, budgeting, and financial management.”

Zhan LiFAIRFIELD: Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University has appointed a new dean Dr. Zhan Li, DBA. Li is currently professor and dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration at St. Mary’s College of California.

In addition to his role of dean at the business school he has taken the position of professor of Marketing.

Li, who previously served as associate dean for Graduate Programs and Research, and associate dean for Academic Affairs at the University of San Francisco (USF), will formally assume the position on July 1, 2018.

joel2By Joel Schiavone

This is a second in a series of articles by entrepreneur and New Haven stalwart Joel Schiavone on the management and future of the city. See the first New Haven, Road to Where at this link. You are invited to join the conversation with Joel, by sending your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for publication. Or you may comment directly on the article. We invite you to share his thoughts as well. 

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In the first of my articles on the New Haven financial situation I tried to point out how the problem was structural and not solvable simply by raising taxes. Sure enough, the City’s only response to an overwhelming deficit for the next couple of years is to raise taxes. I tried to point out that this is a zero sum game, meaning they will never get caught up until the City runs out of money which I expect within the next six months.