February 2018, News & Features

Fortune 500 executive joins SAU as business dean

Fortune 500 executive Van B. Sapp has been appointed to the position of Dean of the School of Business, Management & Technology at Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) the historic university announced this week.

Sapp’s experience spans over 25 years with PepsiCo, Kraft Foods and private companies. While a Senior Vice President at PepsiCo, he was responsible for driving sales, creating ground breaking marketing programs and developing customer relations. Under his leadership, key strategic partnerships were created with top retailers, entertainment brands, and several professional sports organizations. Immediately prior to his departure from PepsiCo, Mr. Sapp led the $12 billion U.S. selling organization responsible for Gatorade, Tropicana, and Quaker Oats.

Sapp is excited to share his executive-level business experience with SAU students. “In addition to a robust curriculum, business students today require development and skills to accompany them on the first day of their job,” said Dean Van Sapp. “We expect that our students will be advantaged by this hands-on development in our unique teaching environment.”

A graduate of Tuskegee University, Sapp went on to earn his MBA in Marketing from Clark-Atlanta University. He is currently working on his PhD at Concordia University – Chicago, in the field of Organizational Leadership.

— Office of Marketing and Information