Public Information Office
SLU 10880 Hammond,
LA 70402 phone:
on image for publication quality photo
RANDY SETTOON APPOINTED DEAN OF COLLEGE
HAMMOND -- Randall
P. Settoon, who has served on the Southeastern Louisiana University faculty
since 1994, has been appointed dean of the College of Business effective
July 1, 2005.
Previously head of the
Department of Management since 1999, Settoon also served as interim head
of the Department of Computer Science for the past year. He succeeds Michael
Budden who will return to full time teaching in the college. The College
of Business is Southeastern’s second largest academic unit enrolling more
than 3,600 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Settoon’s appointment was
approved Friday (May 27) by the University of Louisiana System Board of
Supervisors, Southeastern’s governing body.
“Randy Settoon brings to
this position a wide array of administrative and teaching experience as
well as research expertise,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic
Affairs John Crain. “He has a good vision of the potential for the College
of Business to forge bonds with businesses in the area to aid the economic
development of our region and to provide internships and other opportunities
for our students.”
“I will be looking to build
stronger partnerships with business and industry, offering the resources
of the college as an important catalyst for economic development in the
region,” said Settoon, who has had a longtime relationship with the university.
Settoon’s father, Dr. Pat Settoon, served as university provost and dean
of the College of Science and Technology; his brother, Rick, is general
manager of the Southeastern Channel.
Settoon joined the Southeastern
faculty as an assistant professor and was named a professor in 2004. He
played an integral role in the development of Southeastern’s Internet-based
distance education course offerings, delivering the university’s first
international Internet-based course to a class in Germany.
His major areas of interest
and research include organizational behavior and human resource management.
He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and master of
science in business administration from Southeastern and earned his doctorate
in business administration with a concentration in management from Louisiana
Widely published in academic
and business journals, he has received several awards for his research
and teaching. He currently serves as a member of the editorial board of
several journals and as a reviewer for the “Academy of Management Journal”
and the “Academy of Management Review.”