Temple Fox Axes Online MBA Director After Rankings Fallout

first_img Weeks after the Temple University Fox School of Business announced the forced resignation of its long-time Dean Moshe Porat, reformed to its approach to its ranking system, and the hiring of Interim Dean Ronald C. Anderson, the Philadelphia metro business school has announced the departure of its Online MBA Academic Director Darin Kapanjie.Kapanjie, according to The Philly Inquirer, has been officially replaced by Fox Assistant Professor of Finance Bora Ozkan. The news was officially revealed by Anderson in a faculty-wide email, but it was not confirmed whether Kapanjie was forced to resign or not.“Kapanjie said it was a joint decision for him to leave the leadership position. ‘Given recent events, we felt it was best,’ he said.”Kapanjie, speaking with the Inquirer, maintained that he “did not have anything to do with the misreporting of data,” in regards to the fallout with U.S. News & World Report. Anderson, in the email, emphasized the inclusion of Ozkan, rather than the departure of Kapanjie. He says:“’Dr. Ozkan’s background and approach to education, as well as his experience teaching in the online M.B.A. program, make him well-suited for this role,’ Anderson wrote.”Stay tuned for more information on the story as it continues to unfold. Last Updated Aug 23, 2018 by Matthew KormanFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail About the AuthorMatthew KormanMatthew Korman is the Managing Editor of MetroMBA. Since graduating from Rowan University with a degree in journalism and political science, Matthew has worked as a music industry writer and promoter, a data analyst, and with numerous academic institutions. His works have appeared in publications such as NPR and Sports Illustrated.View more posts by Matthew Korman RelatedBREAKING: Temple Fox Announces New Interim Dean Ronald C. AndersonJust two weeks after the resignation of longtime dean Moshe Porat, the Temple University Fox School of Business announced that Ronald C. Anderson, professor and chair of the Fox finance department, will become the school’s interim dean. Porat was forced to resign six months after the school’s rankings debacle with…July 23, 2018In “Featured Home”How Temple University’s Fox School Remains King of the Online MBA (UPDATED)UPDATE: Since the release of this article, U.S. News & World Report has removed the Fox School of Business from its 2018 Best Online MBA ranking for reporting falsified application information. This article does not reflect the changes in the ranking. The Temple University Fox School of Business Online MBA…January 23, 2018In “Featured Home”Temple, Carnegie Mellon Top U.S. News 2018 Online MBA RankingsThe annual U.S. News & World Report 2018 Online MBA rankings are officially in, with the Fox School of Business at Temple University, once again, taking the top honors. The Fox School of Business has owned the top honor for multiple years in a row, further cementing its case as not…January 9, 2018In “Featured Home”center_img regions: Philadelphia Temple Fox Axes Online MBA Director After Rankings Falloutlast_img read more