E. Labrent Chrite, Ph.D.

Brent Chrite is currently the dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Prior to that, he was dean at Montclair State University School of Business in New Jersey. He also has served as Gemelli faculty, associate dean an MBA programs director at the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. Brent also has served as the managing director of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan and the executive director of the university’s South Africa initiatives office. Brent has provided technical assistance, conducted research and has taught in numerous countries around the world including multiple countries in sub Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. Brent’s focus is on institutional capacity building (primarily in higher education environments), private sector development, enabling environment creation and on strengthening the linkages between public and private sector entities. He has consulted extensively with the World Bank, led economic development projects for the US Department of State, the Eurasia Foundation and the US Agency for International Development.

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