Claflin Appoints Dr. Charles W. Richardson, Jr. Dean of the School of Business

Aug 28, 2015

Dr Richardson HeadshotClaflin University announces the appointment of Dr. Charles W. Richardson, Jr. as dean of the School of Business.

 Richardson has extensive business and academic experience. He was previously employed by AT&T for over 25 years, serving in various executive roles including manager-marketing information systems; manager-international communication systems; manager-global business communication; director-World Partners Company; district manager – international strategy and alliances; and district manager-strategic pricing.

 Richardson was a visiting professor at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. He also served as an assistant and associate professor of marketing at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga.

 “We are pleased to have Dr. Richardson join the Claflin University family,” said President Henry N. Tisdale “His track record of leadership, corporate and academic experience, tremendous personal energy and strong commitment to achieving excellence will surely enhance our business programs on a global scale.”

 “I want to thank President Tisdale and the Claflin administration for this opportunity, as it is a great honor to be selected as Dean of the Claflin University School of Business,” Richardson said. “Considering the University’s recent success in fundraising and its growing public awareness, it is an exciting time to be at Claflin.”

 Richardson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Pratt Institute; a Master of Science degree in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; a MBA in Marketing from New York University; and a Doctorate in Marketing and International Business from Pace University.

 He is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association, a past president of the PhD Project’s Marketing Doctoral Students Association and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies. Richardson said he looks forward to collaborating with University and community constituents and creating experiential learning opportunities for business students.

 “We will continue to build on Claflin’s history of excellence, providing innovative and effective solutions to the compendium of challenges facing higher education and our local, state, national and global communities,” he said.

 Richardson has been married to his wife June for 19 years, and they have two sons, Wesley and Jayden.

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