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Bentley Professor William Wiggins Named Associate Dean of Business

June 30, 2004

WALTHAM, Mass. - William P. Wiggins, associate professor and chair of the Financial Planning and Taxation department at Bentley College, was recently named Associate Dean of Business.

In his new role, Wiggins will work with business department chairs, Master of Science program directors, and representatives of the business community as Bentley strives to enhance and strengthen its business programs. He will continue to serve as chair of the Financial Planning and Taxation department, a position he has held for the past six years.

Wiggins brings more than 25 years of teaching and administrative experience to the position. He has served as director of the Master of Science in Taxation program and acting chair of the Accountancy department. Wiggins is a recipient of both the Gregory H. Adamian Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award. He has also chaired a number of college-wide task forces including the academic advising task force, the curriculum study task force, and the MBA revision task force. His work with the business community includes organizing and running an annual conference with the Internal Revenue Service, bringing over 200 professionals and high level representatives from industry, government and professional service firms to the Bentley campus each fall.

A graduate of Bentley College and Suffolk University Law School, Wiggins and his wife, Joanne, reside in Acton, MA with their children Erik, Jonathan, Hannah and Mark.

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

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