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COBAIS Dean FreseHello and thank you for your interest in our college and for visiting our website! Our approach to education in the College of Business Administration and Information Sciences (COBAIS) focuses on developing the skills our students need for employment and/or for graduate school.  More than 90 percent of our faculty have work experience in the areas in which they teach. Our faculty share their knowledge and experience with our students, giving them the tools employers are requiring.

Why Clarion?  We are a College of Business Administration with a School of Information Sciences.  This combination gives you an opportunity to double major and increase your employment options.  Our business college is accredited by AACSB International.  This mark of excellence is held by less than 10 percent of the business programs in the world.  Our Library Science program is nationally accredited by the American Library Association and the faculty in our Computer Information Sciences program are leaders in their field.

I suggest you delve deeper into our website and see which program(s) fit your interests.  We offer a variety of associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees with several majors, minors, and concentrations.  Many of our programs are also offered 100 percent online, allowing maximum flexibility for our students.  Our business programs focus on global leadership and entrepreneurship.  Global leadership is mostly corporate level decision processes, while entrepreneurship is more creative in nature where the student has the opportunity to turn a dream into a business.

This is a very important time in your career and personal development and I'm sure that during your decision process you will have many questions.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need any help in choosing a path toward your educational goals.  My contact information is below and I look forward to hearing from you and having you experience the Clarion difference for yourself.  


Dr. Phillip Frese, Dean
330 Still Hall
+1 814 393 2600

Dean's Office Staff

Ms. Juanice Vega, MBA

Ms. Sharon Bauer
Administrative Assistant
340 Still Hall
+1 814 393 2600


Last Updated 11/15/23