Stephanie M. Bryant
Dean, Missouri State University College of Business
Louisiana State University, B.S. in accounting, Ph.D. in accounting
Stephanie M. Bryant was once a CPA, but pursuing a doctorate changed her professional trajectory, and she began teaching before becoming an administrator. In October, MSUʼs Glass Hall had its grand reopening after a five-year renovation led by Bryant. “The project has taught me the importance of perseverance, patience, project management and collaboration,” she says. “And I would do it all over again.”
New in 2017: In August, Bryant announced she’s leaving MSU after six years. On January 2, she starts as the executive vice president and chief accreditation officer for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.