October 22, 2003

Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of William Swinton as its new assistant dean of Management Education Programs, effective October 14, 2003. Mr. Swinton oversees TUJ’s Executive MBA program and is responsible for introducing more management-related offerings in the Undergraduate, Continuing Education, and Corporate Education programs at TUJ.

Mr. Swinton brings to his new post at TUJ considerable managerial experience. He comes to TUJ from Cable & Wireless, where he was the global account manager. His experience prior to that includes employment with corporate and not-for-profit organizations, such as the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (membership manager); Rockland Community College, New York (director of community relations); the Public Broadcasting System, New York (director of communications); and Lincoln Center Theater, New York (audience development director).

For Mr. Swinton, the appointment to TUJ is a homecoming of sorts. He earned his Executive MBA degree at TUJ in 1998. Previous to that, he earned a B.A. in international relations from Stanford University. Mr. Swinton’s his firsthand knowledge of TUJ, strong marketing background, administrative experience, and understanding of international environments will undoubtedly enable him to expand and enhance management education programs at TUJ.

“I am,” he says, “excited about this new challenge. I am very impressed by and agree with the TUJ Dean Patterson’s aggressive plan to expand and enhance TUJ. As a Temple alumnus and a participant in the TUJ Executive MBA program, I hope I can bring a voice as a former student. And my extensive experience working in Japan and the U.S. will help me make a strategic plan to raise the profile of the Executive MBA program and to develop further business and management programs.”

Mr. Swinton, who is originally from New York, has been in Japan for eight years. He has numerous contacts in Tokyo’s international business community; and is active in various groups, such as the Japan Stanford Association and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.