Dean of the Year

Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes the best in business through our programs, awards, and events. It is crucial for us to recognize those individuals who play a leading role in Beta Gamma Sigma members becoming the best in business: our Deans.

The Dean of the Year Award is a recognition awarded by Beta Gamma Sigma to an outstanding Dean who made significant contributions to the success of his or her chapter while supporting the Beta Gamma Sigma mission throughout the course of the academic year.

Beta Gamma Sigma invites our Highest Honors Chapters to nominate their Deans to be honored as a recipient of the Dean of the Year Award.


John G. Kooti, Ph.D

Dean, John L. Grove College of Business
Shippensburg University


Dr. John Kooti has been serving as the Dean of the John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University of PA since July 2010. Prior to joining Shippensburg University, he was the Dean of the School of Business Administration at Georgia Southwestern State University for 12 years during which the institution earned initial accreditation and enjoyed a significant increase in enrollment. He has published a number of articles in the area of economics and finance and completed the post-doctorate in Finance from the University of Florida in August 2010.

John Kooti has been active in many professional organizations as a member and an officer. He has belonged to several honorary and civic organizations. He has also served as a mentor for AACSB. He has been an active member of the Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club and served as President of the Americus, Georgia Rotary Club in 2007-2008.