New Dean Named to Schmidthorst College of Business

April 6, 2022

After a competitive national search, I am pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Percival has been selected as the next dean of the Schmidthorst College of Business and will join BGSU on June 20, 2022.

Currently associate dean in the Manning School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Dr. Percival’s responsibilities include implementing strategic initiatives, supporting advancement, faculty mentoring, program assessment, and developing internal and external partnerships. An advocate for students and their academic and career success, Dr. Percival led initiatives directed to support first-generation students, to increase engagement with student organizations in the college and to encourage undergraduate research.

Her work has resulted in significant increases in undergraduate and graduate recruitment and retention. She will bring Bowling Green State University energy and experience in higher education administration, focusing on promoting interdisciplinary research and teaching; mentoring and support for faculty; and creative collaborations within and beyond the college, including those with current and new external partners, donors and alumni.

Dr. Percival holds a Ph.D. in management science from the University of Waterloo, where she also earned an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics in operations research. Her scholarly work demonstrates her deep interest and expertise in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects. Dr. Percival’s publications focus on the strategic use of technology and innovation, and the integration of technology into organizational practices with applications in health care and higher education.

I look forward to working with Dr. Percival as she takes on the challenge of developing a clear and compelling vision for the future of the college while fostering excellence in teaching and research, prioritizing diversity and inclusion, and serving as a visible and engaged fundraiser for the college.

I give my sincere thanks to the committee members whose dedication helped make this a successful search and to Dr. Michael Ogawa for his leadership in chairing the committee; to the consulting firm of Isaacson, Miller for expert guidance and assistance; and to the University community members who provided invaluable feedback.

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Percival to campus.


joe b whitehead

Joe B. Whitehead Jr., Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Updated: 04/11/2022 03:00PM