School of Business and Design

Welcome to the School of Business and Design

Chowan University is committed to academic excellence in teaching, asking relevant questions, and service-learning. Chowan continues to uphold traditional Judeo-Christian values while remaining faithful to the historic principles of religious and intellectual freedom, the dignity and worth of each individual, an atmosphere of open dialogue, freedom of inquiry and expression, and a moral commitment to the pursuit of truth.

When students enter Chowan, they enter a community of learning, teaching, and faith. Chowan students receive a real-world, Christian education, where faith and learning are connected through internships, study abroad, community engagement, missions, and leadership opportunities. Because of Chowan's intimate size and close-knit, familial environment, students find that professors are accessible to them before, during, and after class. 

Unlike many state universities where graduate or teacher's assistants teach classes, all of Chowan's classes are taught by Chowan’s dedicated faculty, who are instructors and advisors employed to have faith in your future.

The Department of Business requires each student to enroll in a program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree or the Bachelor of Arts in Business.  All students study the common professional component that comprises our Business Core Courses.

The Department of Communication Arts includes programs of study which lead to a Minor in Drama, a B.A. or B.S. in Studio Arts, a Pre- Art Therapy Track within the Studio Arts curriculum, a B.S in Graphic Design, a B.S. in Graphic Communications with concentrations in Graphic Design or Business Management, Minors in Graphic Design and Studio Art and an Associate degree in Printing Production and Imaging Technology. Interactive Design, Print Technology, and Packaging Design are heavily embedded within the Graphic Communications program.

Dean and Coordinators

Robbin Buller, MFA
Studio Art Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Art and Director of Green Hall Art Gallery
Jason Fowler, MFA
Graphic Design Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Jennifer Groves Newton, MS
Graphic Communication Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Graphic Communications
Hunter Taylor, DBA
Dean, School of Business and Design