New dean coming to Goodman School of Business

Andrew Gaudes will taking over as the next dean for the Goodman School of Business at Brock University.

Brock University press release – Brock University Interim President Tom Traves announced Wednesday Apr. 5 that Andrew Gaudes will become the next Dean of Brock’s Goodman School of Business.

Gaudes is currently at the University of Regina, where since 2012 he has been Dean of the Paul J. Hill School of Business and the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business.

The Brock appointment takes effect on July 1, and today’s announcement concludes a seven-month search which shortlisted four finalist candidates for the Goodman role.

Prior to his position at U Regina, Gaudes was at the University of New Brunswick from 2003-2012, where he served at various times as Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean for International Programs in the Faculty of Business Administration.

Before becoming an academic, Gaudes worked in the fields of architecture and interior design, having earned undergraduate (1987) and master’s (1998) degrees in architecture from the University of Manitoba. He then returned to U of M and in 2005 received his PhD in Management from the I.H. Asper School of Business.

A specialist in organizational theory, Gaudes has published widely in his field, including nearly two dozen peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and conference papers. He has also authored or co-authored five books and contributed chapters or sections for numerous others.

Traves today also expressed his “deep appreciation for the leadership and service of Dr. Barry Wright,” who has served as Interim Dean of Goodman since December 2015.

In making the announcement, Traves noted that Gaudes’ reappointment to a second term as Dean in Regina indicates strength in leadership as well as business strategy.

“I am very humbled to be offered this opportunity to become part of Brock,” said Gaudes. “I have been very fortunate to have worked with great people in academics and industry, which has prepared me for this next exciting chapter in working towards the success of students at the Goodman School of Business.”



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