Southern Dean, Carl Gooding, to Head Samford Business School
Gooding compiled an impressive record during 15 years as dean
of the Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration.
grew from 45 to 95 members. Enrollment almost doubled, to
3,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college earned
accreditation and the accounting program earned separate accreditation.
And the school occupied a new 90,000-square foot building.
as Gooding surveyed his situation, something was missing.
hard to know 95 faculty members," he said. "And
I love being in the middle of things with students."
one reason Gooding said yes when Samford offered him its business
dean position. Samford has 535 students and 21 faculty.
is an opportunity to serve in a high-quality institution that
is selective in its approach," Gooding said. "I'm
looking forward to getting back to a situation in which I
know everybody. I want to interact with students and faculty
on a daily basis."
succeed retiring Dean Carl Bellas July l.
Gooding has led his school at Georgia Southern to consistently higher
achievements, both in size of the program and in its quality,"
said Dr. Joe O. Lewis, Samford acting provost. "He has been
instrumental in generating both friends and funds for his school.
He is widely sought after as a consultant on accreditation issues-a
fact which indicates that he knows how to meet high standards."
much involved in fund raising for the Georgia Southern business
school and led a campaign that provided approximately $2.5 million
for furniture, computing equipment and software for the new business
He listed two
of his high priorities at Samford as fund raising for the business
school and increasing graduate school enrollment, which stands at
I want to spend one-on-one time with faculty and get to know the
other deans, see where the business school fits in with the mission
of the University," he said.
served business programs at East Carolina University (1980-86),
Clemson University (1975-80) and the University of Georgia (1972-75).
At each institution, he held administrative as well as teaching
native holds Ph.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Georgia and the B.S.
in mathematics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
which he attended on a Naval ROTC scholarship.
He is active
in the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business (now
known as AACSB: The International Association for Management Education).
Serving on its Board of Directors, he has visited more than 30 schools
as accreditation team chair, member, adviser or consultant. He also
has served as president of the Southern Business Administration
Association and written numerous articles for scholarly journals.