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Phillip Knutel appointed Director of Education and Research Services

October 30, 2002

WALTHAM, MA- Bentley College has promoted Phillip G. Knutel to Director of Education and Research Services. In this capacity he provides strategic direction regarding the use of technology in the curriculum and the research services available to faculty and students.

From 1998-2002, Knutel served as Director of Academic Technology, where he played a key role in designing $22 million in state-of-the-art academic technology facilities and integrating technology into the curriculum. These efforts contributed significantly to Bentley's receiving the 2001 EDUCAUSE Award for Excellence in Campus Networking. His new role adds responsibility for Bentley's library and research services.

Phil Knutel is a member of the Bentley InVision team, a multi-year research project with faculty from across the curriculum that looks at information sharing in the cyber chain. He was project director of the Bentley Technology Adoption Initiative, a program that helped faculty integrate technology into the curriculum.

A magna cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University, Knutel received a PhD in higher education from the University of Michigan and an Ed.M from Harvard. Prior to joining Bentley College, he was Director of Academic Technology at the University of Michigan Office of Academic Outreach. He is a resident of Kittery Point, Maine.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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