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Oshkosh Corporation announces retirement of CEO; UNT alumnus named as successor

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies, today announced a planned succession of the Company’s senior executive leadership.

Charles L. (Charlie) Szews, chief executive officer (CEO), has decided to retire, effective December 31, 2015. Consistent with the Company’s long-range succession plan, the Oshkosh Corporation Board of Directors elected Wilson R. Jones as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Jones has been with the Company since 2005 and is currently Oshkosh Corporation president and chief operating officer (COO).

Mr. Szews, who has...

McNatts give University of North Texas $2.61 million

By Holly Haber

Jim and Linda McNatt of Corinth have given $2.61 million in grants to the University of North Texas to support academic and athletic initiatives.

The gifts include $1.36 million to establish endowments for logistics research, autism studies and the Kuehne Speaker Series and to fund grants to National Merit Scholars. The other $1.25 million will be used to enhance Mean Green Athletics.

Some of the grants are eligible for matching funds from Texas, which could augment the donations by $790,000, according to university officials.


Technology focus makes UNT analytics graduates work-ready

By Susan Madrak

Like many analytics programs, the current program at the University of North Texas Denton campus started out as something else.

It started as an MS in Information Technology and Decision Sciences in 2011,” said Dr. Mary Jones, who chairs the Information Technology and Decision Science department in the school’s Department of Business.

The idea was to create a master’s degree that focused on business analytics to meet the needs of area companies. When the program began, the school offered three courses specifically focused in that area: data mining, predictive analytics, and a survey of...

Three deans receive temporary terms

Three new deans were appointed to temporary terms for the beginning of the school year.

David Holderman, who has led the College of Arts and Sciences since November, will continue for two more years as dean. Before he was appointed, he was the chairman of the Department of English.

The College of Business will continue to be led by Marilyn Wiley for the next three years, since she took over for Finley Graves in March. Graves is still with UNT, and is currently serving as provost.

Additionally, Greg Jones will serve as interim dean of the College of Information, as the retiring dean’s last day was Monday.

Top Management Degrees publishes ranking of 50 most affordable online MBA degree programs for 2015-2016

Tue, Sep 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

SEATTLE, Sept. 1, 2015  -- Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees has published a ranking of the 50 most affordable online MBA programs.

When choosing an MBA program, there are many factors to consider, including accreditation, reputation, completion time, accessibility, available specializations, and affordability. This Top 50 Affordable Online MBA degree ranking lists accredited MBA programs that can be obtained at an affordable...