Temple Fox Axes Online MBA Director After Rankings Fallout
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.