Business Dean Is Teacher and Administrator

A former dean of the Graduate School of Management at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, was named dean of the School of Business. Robert A. Ullrich began his new duties in July.

For the last two years Ullrich had been a professor of management at Clark. He served as dean from 1988 to 1996 and was responsible for developing the school’s M.B.A. program. Prior to that he helped bring the management program at Vanderbilt University to national prominence as a founding faculty member and professor of management. He also held several administrative posts at Vanderbilt. He spent the 1968–69 year as a senior research officer at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

"Dr. Ullrich’s experience, vision, and leadership will provide the Ithaca College School of Business with renewed energy and sense of direction," said then–acting provost Mary Lee Seibert.

Currently at work on a book titled Organization and Management, Ullrich is also the author of Motivation Methods That Work and Robotics Primer and has published on such topics as changing organizational structures, factors in job dissatisfaction, and expert management systems. He holds a D.B.A. in organizational behavior from Washington University, an M.B.A. in marketing from Tulane University, and a B.S. in marine engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. A member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary society, he won awards for his teaching while at Vanderbilt and Washington.

Ullrich served on the President’s Task Force on Strategic Planning at Clark University, the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce Export Committee, the Worcester Business Development Corporation, and the Committee on International Relations.

Ullrich succeeds David Long, who in 1996 was named dean of the Bloomsburg University College of Business. William A. Scoones served as acting dean in the interim. Scoones has been assigned to the new position of special assistant to the provost and will be working on a variety of projects.  

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