The University of Wyoming has announced its choice for dean of UW’s College of Business.

David Sprott, a longtime faculty member and administrator in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University, will begin his duties on Aug. 15, UW says. He is currently the Boeing/Scott and Linda Carson Chair, professor of marketing and senior associate dean for faculty and international affairs at Washington State.

“We are excited to have a scholar and administrator of Dr. Sprott’s caliber agree to lead this very important academic college at the University of Wyoming,” Provost Kate Miller says in a statement. “He has a proven track record at Washington State that fits very well with what we aim to accomplish in the UW College of Business.”

Sprott has been on the faculty at Washington State for over 20 years. During that time he rose from untenured assistant professor in the Department of Marketing to associate professor and full professor while holding two endowed professorships. He became part of the leadership team at the Carson College of Business in 2007.

He became senior associate dean for faculty and international affairs in 2014, and before that served in various associate dean roles leading graduate, international and professional programs and served as the acting dean of the College of Business in 2007.