Hutchens appointed Chair

Walter Hutchens, a lawyer with two decades of educational and professional experience in China, joined the University of Redlands faculty in January as Endowed Chair of Global Business. His position is supported by a gift from longtime University supporters Rich and Ginnie Hunsaker, Class of ’52.

As Endowed Chair of Global Business, Hutchens will bring wide-ranging experience and passionate commitment to the development of broadly educated, articulate young leaders who are globally savvy and well-positioned to contribute to the global economy of the twenty-first century.

An advocate of liberal and global education, Hutchens is highly regarded for his creativity and academic rigor. He has taught a wide variety of courses in global business, business law, and business, government, and society at the University of Washington (Bothell Campus), Whitworth University, and the University of Maryland. He also has taught and administered educational programs in China and worked in Beijing as a corporate lawyer.

Hutchens will teach courses in global business in the Department of Business Administration and Accounting in the College of Arts and Sciences. He also will develop external connections for students through internships, guest speakers, case studies, and employment opportunities. He holds a B.A. in history from Samford University and a J.D. and M.A. in East Asian studies from Washington University, St. Louis.

The University’s Global Business Program, directed by Professor Jack Osborn, prepares students for careers in international business, public and not-for-profit service, and graduate study in disciplines such as law, business, finance, and government.


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