Entrepreneur, father of nine to serve as dean of CUA business school

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The Catholic University of America's new dean of the School of Business and Economics says that he hopes to integrate the Church's "rich set of social doctrine" into sound business principles, especially when people have become less trusting of businesses.

"I look forward to working with our faculty and students to translate these principles into concrete actions that improve business operations without sacrificing financial return," Bill Bowman said in an April 5 statement.

"At a time when so many are losing faith with business, The Catholic University of America can help them gain confidence that there is a better way to operate."

President John Garvey said that Bowman "has achieved great success while living out his faith in the business world."

"We look forward to working with him as he brings his talents, experience, and values into his new role as dean of the School of Business and Economics," Garvey added.

The father of nine, with wife Leigh Bowman, and seasoned entrepreneur brings over 25 years of experience to his new post.

Most recently, Bowman served as President and CEO of Core Values Group in Boston, a consulting firm that helps businesses nurture virtues that will help them be successful. Before that, he was President and CEO of the country's leading provider of supplemental child care services to corporations, Bright Horizons (then called ChildrenFirst Inc.).

He served as past chairman of the Software Publishers Association, was a former director of the Massachusetts High Technology Council, and co-founded the Massachusetts Software Council. He worked for the U.S. Public Health Service and the Boston Consulting Group.

His experience includes work in the educational field as well.

In 1982, he helped found one of the nation's first educational software companies, Spinnaker Software Corp., and then went on to work for Logal Software, Inc. which he helped take public in 1996.

He helped found an independent day school for girls, the Montrose School, where he served as chairman and remains a trustee. He has also served as the governor-appointed trustee of University of Massachusetts' five campuses.

Bowman begins his new position at the start of the fall semester on Aug. 20, but will be on campus during the summer.

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