Texas Southern University announced the selection of Dr. Peter Aghimien as the new dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business.

Aghimien, a Fulbright Scholar, was a professor and chair of the accounting program at Indiana University-South Bend for 16 years and was a faculty member at Grambling State University in Louisiana.

“I am delighted to join the JHJ School of Business family and I look forward to contributing to the School’s continued success,” Aghimien said. “I plan to increase the quality of teaching and research, developing first-class students to compete in the workforce and ensuring that our entire team experiences a quality work environment.”

“Texas Southern welcomes Dr. Aghimien and his stellar experience to bolster the University’s academic community,” said TSU Provost Dr. Kendall Harris. “We are expecting our School of Business and its graduates to make another great leap in serving our nation and the corporate world.”

Aghimien earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and economics from Ohio State University and a master’s and doctorate in accounting, economics and finance from Louisiana Tech University.

He is a CPA, a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He has been inducted into Beta Alpha Psi (accounting honor fraternity), Beta Gamma Sigma (business honor society) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society).

JHJ received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in June. TSU was one of the first HBCUs to achieve the standard set by the organization that confirms more than 800 business schools worldwide.

The School of Business, founded in 1955, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and an executive MBA program.