Mark Bannister has been named dean of the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University. Bannister served as the college’s interim dean from July 2018 to December 2019. Before joining Boise State, Bannister served as the dean of the Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University, where he received the university’s Pilot Award. He invited entrepreneurs on campus to present to faculty and students and worked with the university’s foundation to increase private giving to the college and its departments. Bannister holds a master’s degree in communication studies and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas.