May 14, 2014

PSU dean leaving after six years

PLATTSBURGH — Dr. Raymond Guydosh, dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business and Economics, will leave the post at the end of the 2014-15 academic year in order to return to teaching.

A national search will be launched shortly for his replacement.

Guydosh, who arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1976 as an assistant professor of business, received his Ph.D. and master’s degree in management from the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.

He has held the deanship in interim and associate capacities three times: as interim from January 2004 through August 2005 and from January 2009 through June 2011 and as associate dean for five months in 2008.

He was named the dean on July 1, 2011, when he became a full professor.

When Guydosh arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh, the business and economics programs consisted of a single academic department in the division of arts and sciences, with about a dozen faculty housed in the old Champlain Valley Hospital annex.

“Today, we have a School of Business and Economics with 11 separate degree programs and more than 40 faculty in six academic departments plus our Small Business Development Center,” Guydosh said in a news release from the college.

The School of Business and Economics received accreditation in January 2002 from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, the premier accrediting agency for schools of business.

“Accreditation was just a dream with little chance of realization when I first arrived,” Guydosh said. “Eventually, we became the first of the SUNY comprehensive colleges to achieve that distinction and were among the last programs worldwide to have received a 10-year term of accreditation before that option was discontinued.”

Guydosh received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for University Service and has held a host of positions in the business school, including chair of the Management Department, director of the International Business Program and chair of the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Program.

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