Following a lengthy search process, Crandall University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. David (Davit) Iremadze as the new Dean of Graduate Studies. With nearly 20 years of international experience teaching entrepreneurship, international business, and management, Dr. Iremadze’s academic, international, and entrepreneurial leadership background rooted in Christian faith aligns perfectly with Crandall’s vision and values.
At 23, Dr. Iremadze had already completed his BA in Economics and an MBA in General Management from Georgia Southern University in the United States, having received full financial support as an international student through the U.S. Freedom Support Act of 1992. More recently, in 2020, he received his PhD in Management from the Sobey School of Business – Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, where he explored a hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry into the Christian faith-inspired entrepreneurial lived experiences committed to improving quantity, quality and accessibility of solutions for various societal issues. He currently volunteers as a pro bono President of the non-profit bilateral trade promotion organization – the Canadian-Georgian Chamber of Commerce (CGCC).
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Iremadze to Crandall University to serve as our new Dean of Graduate Studies,” said Dr. Jon Ohlhauser, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. “This university division has demonstrated steady enrollment growth over the past five years, and we are looking forward to his leadership, both refining existing programs and envisioning new programs of study.”
Dr. Iremadze expressed his enthusiasm for joining Crandall University. He stated, “I am deeply humbled and excited to embark on this new journey as the Dean of Graduate Studies at Crandall University. We will collaborate together to nurture a faith-driven learning atmosphere, fostering innovation, knowledge creation, and growth that resonates with both global aspirations and local impact.”
Dr. Iremadze and his family will be relocating to Moncton from Manitoba, where he currently serves as Dean of the Buller School of Business at Providence University College in Manitoba and will oversee degree programs situated in the University’s Graduate Studies Division, including the Master of Organizational Management, and Master of Management degrees.