Galusha named Miller School's acting director

Chip Galusha in the Isley Innovation Hub

Chip Galusha has been named the acting director of the Miller School of Entrepreneurship, succeeding Dr. Dennis Barber III who served in the same capacity since July 1, 2022.

Galusha has been with COB since 2016 and currently teaches Strategy First and Leadership Capstone courses as part of the College’s leadership and professional development curriculum. Prior to joining the COB, Galusha spent more than 25 years in management and leadership roles for financial and information technology markets.

As the Miller School’s acting director, Galusha will work with and support Miller School faculty and staff to ensure programs and all educational experiences, including coordination of the Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship degree, will continue to be at the high quality that’s been associated with the Miller School since its inception.

“I want to continue to support our students and the innovative, collaborative efforts that benefit eastern North Carolina and to help set the stage for new and improved ideas,” said Galusha. “We are a school of entrepreneurs; new ideas are popping up all the time. The trick is to try and look into the future, pick the ones where we can focus our attention and resources so we can get the greatest impact.”

“At the College of Business, our advantage is that we have people who are not only thought leaders but who genuinely care about the COB and more importantly, student success,” said Dr. Mike Harris, interim COB dean. “Chip is one of those people and the Miller School couldn’t be in better hands as it continues to be the hub of entrepreneurial activity on campus.”

Galusha will start his new role as acting director on July 1, 2023. Barber will transition back to faculty and continue supporting the Miller School’s various activities.

“I want to thank Dennis for his leadership of the Miller School over the past year,” said Harris. “The Miller School’s programs continued to perform at a very high-level, and he positioned it for continued growth over the years to come.”