Man who beat House GOP leader now dean at Liberty University

Former Republican congressman Dave Brat

Former Republican congressman Dave Brat

The Virginia businessman who shocked Washington by defeating the sitting House majority leader is taking over the school of business at Liberty University.

Dave Brat, who defeated Eric Cantor in 2014, was announced Wednesday as the evangelical institution’s new business dean.

Brat, who lost to Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger in November, previously was chairman of the economics and business department at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. He worked for the accounting firm Arthur Andersen and for the World Bank assisting developing world economies.

Liberty interim provost Scott Hicks said Brat’s “experience in the private business sector, in higher

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