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Laurentian Appoints New Dean of Faculty of Management

April 19, 2013 - The Laurentian University Board of Governors today approved the appointment of Dr. Stephen J. Havlovic as the new Dean of the Faculty of Management. The appointment will be effective July 1st, 2013.

Dr. Havlovic is currently Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Alfred State College of the State University of New York (SUNY). In this role, he has responsibility for a 250-member professional staff, including 150 faculty delivering programs to 3,500 students. He is responsible for a $15 M annual budget and also oversees the institution's three schools: Arts and Sciences, Management and Engineering Technology, and Applied Technology.

"We are extremely pleased to have found a candidate of Dr. Havlovic's stature to fill this key role in the Laurentian organization," said Laurentian University President and Vice-Chancellor Dominic Giroux. "His range of experience will be an enormous asset as we steer the Faculty of Management toward accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in the years ahead."

Dr. Havlovic is a lifelong educator with a strong background in human resources, who has worked extensively in the United States and Canada. Prior to his appointment at Alfred State College, he served for seven years as Dean of the School of Business at SUNY Institute of Technology (Utica/Rome) where he was also a Professor of human resource management. He led the successful AACSB International accreditation initiative at SUNY Institute of Technology.

Havlovic has also served in administrative and teaching capacities at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater; Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, British Columbia); and the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. He has held international visiting academic appointments at the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France) and DePaul University (Poland & Czechoslovakia).

Havlovic holds a PhD from Ohio State University with a major in labor and human resources and a minor in industrial and organizational psychology; an MLHR from Ohio State University in industrial relations and personnel management; and a BA from Ohio State University in economics.

Dr. Havlovic will succeed Dr. Peter Luk, whose term as dean ends on June 30th. A Full Professor with the School of Commerce and Administration, Dr. Luk will serve for the next two years as Special Advisor to the Provost.

Faculty of Management Highlights

  • Fastest growing faculty at Laurentian University, now at over 1,250 students in Sudbury, Barrie, Kingston and on-line
  • Only Canadian university to offer a commerce degree in sports administration. Sports administration (SPAD) program is unique in that it is the only program of its type that results in the achievement of a commerce degree
  • Exclusive partnership with CGA Canada and CGA China for commerce programs for CGA professionals
  • Laurentian University's Faculty of Management, comprised of the School of Commerce and the School of Sports Administration, is working toward attaining Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation-known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.
  • A team of Sports Administration students placed second at the 2013 MIT Sloan Sport Analytic Case Competition held in Boston, Massachusetts -an event that's been called "the Super Bowl of Sport Analytics."
  • Jean-Charles Cachon received Best Paper Award in the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Track at the International Council for Small Business World Conference hosted by Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand, June 10-13, 2012, «Paleo Aboriginal Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Turtle Island».
  • Laurentian's Faculty of Management received the Institutional Best Overall Performance Award for research at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference (2009)