About The Harris Chair
In 1988 the late Allen and Ruth Harris of Johnson City donated a naming-level gift to the university, establishing the third endowed Chair of Excellence at ETSU. The Allen and Ruth Harris Chair of Excellence in Business:
Enhances the academic, research, and service programs of ETSU's College of Business, with an emphasis on management skills and practices within the Master of Business Administration program,
Accelerated development of the MBA program serves as a means of upgrading the management skills of area personnel,
Develops stronger working relationships between the college and the regional business community.
The chair offers assistance in key areas of business:
Business strategy and planning
Communications and marketing
As chairholder, Dr. Allen J.Spritzer serves as a university representative and consultant to businesses and individuals throughout Tennessee and the Southeast. From 1981-99 Spritzer served as Dean of the College of Business.