Richardson named dean of Misericordia University’s College of Business

By Times Leader Staff
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DALLAS TWP. – Misericordia University recently named Charles Richardson Jr. as dean of the College of Business after a nationwide search.

The College of Business offers undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, business administration, health care management, information technology, information technology security, sport management, master of business administration and master of science in organizational management.

Richardson comes to Misericordia after serving as dean of the School of Business and associate professor of marketing at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. During his career in higher education, he also has served as an assistant and associate professor of marketing at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia from 2005-15, and as a visiting professor at William Paterson University’s College of Business in Wayne, New Jersey, from 2002-03.

“I want to thank President Botzman and the administration for this opportunity to serve the campus community, as it is a great honor to be selected dean of the College of Business,’’ Richardson said. “Considering the success the university has experienced and its forward-thinking strategic plan, it is an exciting time to be at Misericordia.”

Richardson’s primary research interest is in the conjunction of marketing and international business, with a focus on cross-cultural consumer identity and behavior. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York; a master’s in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; and an MBA in marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Prior to his roles in higher education, Richardson worked at AT&T for more than 25 years in various executive roles. He was manager of marketing information systems, international communication systems, and global business communications; director of the world partners company; and district manager of international strategy and alliances, and strategic pricing. He also served as the executive-on-loan and managing director for the National Urban Leagues’ Black Executive Exchange Program from 2003-04.

He and his wife, June, have been married for 22 years and have two sons, Wesley and Jayden. The family resides in Kingston.

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By Times Leader Staff