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Martin Roth Named President at University of Charleston


Posted 12/15/2017
Posted by Jon Easterbrook


Martin S. Roth

Martin S. Roth

Martin S. (Marty) Roth, dean of the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business, has been named president of the University of Charleston (W.V.). Roth will become the 26th president of Charleston, a private university of approximately 2,400 students, on July 1.

Roth has served as Barney School dean since July 2013. He came to UHart after serving as chair of the University of South Carolina’s Sonoco International Business Department in its Moore School of Business.

“Marty is an accomplished academic leader who recognized what the Barney School of Business could be when he joined the University four years ago,” University of Hartford President Gregory Woodward says. “With innovation, collaboration, and great enthusiasm, he has enhanced Barney’s academic profile and focused a spotlight on the school’s exceptional faculty, dedicated staff, and committed students."

He has built strong relationships with Greater Hartford’s vibrant business community where thousands of our alumni work, enhanced a career ready focus for the Barney curriculum, and led a successful fundraising campaign to expand and renovate Auerbach Hall. We wish him the best as he moves on to lead the University of Charleston in West Virginia.”

At UHart, Roth has shaped a new vision for the Barney School of Business. He has guided the development and implementation of a new “career ready” curriculum; expanded student services; grown both enrollments and fundraising; enhanced branding, rankings, and positioning; and built partnerships with area companies leading to new internships, more job placements, MBA partnership agreements, and financial support.

Martin S. Roth

Martin S. Roth