Q&A with new Wayne State biz dean Bob Forsythe: Goals are to help revive the city, study the world

Bob Forsythe officially began as dean of the Wayne State University School of Business Administration on July 21. He was appointed in June to oversee the school, which has about 2,400 undergraduate and 700 graduate students. Forsythe spoke with Crain's reporter Kirk Pinho about his goals for the Wayne State business program, upcoming initiatives and getting the business school more involved in Detroit economic development. Asked what are his first orders of business as the new dean, Forsythe said there are a couple things he’s trying to work on pretty quickly. "One is getting the school much more involved in economic development in the city. The university certainly has been involved. But as a school we've only been tangentially so, and it's something we need to be right smack-dab in the middle of."

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