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Corinne Farneti Named Dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business

Donna Klinger

Mount St. Mary’s University has tapped Corinne Farneti, Ph.D., as dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business after serving on the faculty for over a decade and as interim dean since the beginning of 2023.

farneti-portrait-in-text.jpg“Corinne had been so impressive as dean during the past two months that she became the logical choice for this leadership role,” said Provost Boyd Creasman, Ph.D. Farneti, who joined the Bolte School faculty in 2012, is currently an associate professor of sport management. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as the next dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business,” Farneti said.  “My colleagues and I are excited to move forward with our strategic plan and to continue to provide our students with the tools and experiences that will serve them well in their careers beyond the Mount.”

Farneti is a proven leader. She is the founding director of the Master’s Program in Sport Management.  As a faculty member, she has served on several committees, including the Committee on Curriculum and Assessment, the Athletic Advisory Committee, and Mount Council, in addition to her service on search committees and as part of the Mount Safe Initiative in 2020.  Since 2017, Farneti has served with distinction as the Mount’s faculty athletic representative.

“Corinne will bring renewed stability and collaborative leadership to the dean’s role.  She commands the respect of her colleagues and will undoubtedly make the Bolte School even stronger than it is today,” said President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D.

Farneti’s commitment to service can also be seen in her volunteer work in the local community.  She has served as the president of the Board of Directors for Celebrate Frederick, a board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Frederick County, and a basketball coach for Special Olympics.  With a Mount colleague, Director and Associate Professor of Human Services Tim Wolfe, Ph.D., Farneti has co-directed the Mount College Experience, a summer program designed to introduce youth to the value of a college education.

Farneti has published several scholarly articles and book chapters on sport management.  Her research has focused on women in sport, leadership styles among coaches, and human resource management.  She has also made several presentations at the North American Society for Sport Management. 

After earning a Bachelor of Science in sport management from Ithaca College, Farneti went on to be awarded a Master of Education in sport management from the University of Georgia. She also holds a MBA with a project management certificate from Mount St. Mary’s. She earned her doctorate in sport management from Ohio State University.

Donna Klinger