Dr. Doug Lyon will be leaving his position as dean of the Fort Lewis College School of Business Administration (SOBA) and moving to assist the College in corporate and community relations. The move will become official on January 1, 2015.
Dr. Lyon is a 1987 graduate of Fort Lewis College and became a professor in the FLC School of Business Administration in 2002. In 2011, he was appointed as dean for the school and guided his programs through the difficult aftermath of the 2010 state budget cuts to higher education.
His experience and connections within the community will be invaluable as Fort Lewis College works to strengthen its relationships with state and local organizations. Dr. Lyon is a former member of the Durango City Council and served as mayor in 2007 and 2012. He’s currently a member of the La Plata Economic Development Alliance, and he is chair of the Durango Area Tourism Office Board. He is also on the board of CollegeInvest, which manages billions in college savings plans.
“I’m very excited about this new position,” says Dr. Lyon. “The higher education landscape has never been more competitive. It is critical for both Fort Lewis College and the community that FLC emerges as a strong player in this industry. Corporate and community partnerships are a key mechanism by which that objective will be achieved.”