Saint Martin's appoints new business dean
June 7, 2010
Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University
announced today that Richard Beer, Ph.D., will be the new dean of the
School of Business. Dr. Beer has over twenty years of experience in
academia, business, and information technology—the last ten years as a
faculty member and senior administrator in business and professional
studies. He succeeds Haldon Wilson, who served as dean for four years.
“Dr. Beer will be a great addition to the Saint
Martin’s community and we look forward to his arrival. His extensive
background in business and academia will greatly enhance our already
strong business programs,” said University President Roy Heynderickx.
Dr. Beer comes directly from the University of San
Francisco (USF) where he has worked in a variety of capacities and
responsibilities in different academic units. He was a member of the
faculty, the associate dean for academic affairs in USF’s College of
Professional Studies, which served adult professional students, and most
recently associate dean in USF’s School of Business, overseeing
traditional and non-traditional undergraduate programs with an
enrollment of approximately 1,800 students. His responsibilities as
associate dean also included leadership in WASC and AACSB accreditation,
as well as working closely with USF’s four regional campuses in the San
Francisco Bay Area in support of outreach and recruitment events for
students and local business connections.
Prior to USF, Dr. Beer served as the Executive
Director of the Fisher Center for Information Technology at the Haas
School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. He has taught within numerous
graduate programs in the U.S. and internationally, including at U.C.
Berkeley, U.C. Davis, and the Technical University of Berlin in Germany.
He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering, an M.A. in mathematics, and a
Ph.D. in computer science.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent
four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-acre
wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic
Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine
colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only
one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares
students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate
programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering.
Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious
backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses
located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College,
and Tacoma Community College.
Genevieve Canceko Chan
Director of communications & marketing
Saint Martin’s University