Winter to Be Next Dean of UB School of Management

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: January 25, 1993 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Frederick W. Winter, Ph.D., head of the Department of Business Administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be the next dean of the School of Management at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

The appointment was announced by University at Buffalo President William R. Greiner. It was made on the recommendation of Provost Aaron N. Bloch.

As dean of the UB School of Management, Winter will oversee 60 faculty members in five departments -- Accounting and Law, Finance and Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management Science and Systems, and Organization and Human Resources. The school has nearly 2,000 full- and part-time students in bachelor's, master of business administration and doctoral degree programs.

It recently was named by Business Week as one of the 20 business schools in the United States "delivering a big bang for the buck."

"This is an outstanding appointment of a very, very talented faculty member and academic leader," Greiner said. "Rick Winter has done excellent work at the University of Illinois, and he will bring to UB the sense of quality and dedication that we expect in great state universities.

"He is a remarkably creative, innovative leader with an exciting vision of the future of higher education and management education," Greiner added. "And the fact that, despite keen competition on the market, he has chosen to come to UB says something very important about the potential he sees here."

Winter "has very special qualities that set him apart from a strong field of candidates," said Bloch. "He is the kind of leader who knows how to bring people together and help an institution generate vision. He is deeply concerned with the school's outreach and its role in the development of the economy and the business community in Western New York."

Winter will join the UB faculty in 1994. In the interim, he will visit the School of Management regularly as a consultant, leading a self-study and a strategic planning effort by the school. He will reorganize advisory councils and set in place strategies for initiatives he will undertake when he assumes the position of dean.

Bloch praised the work of Howard Foster, a School of Management faculty member who has served as interim dean since August 1990.

"Howard Foster has done a remarkable job of holding the school together during a difficult period in its history," he said. "The arrangement (for Winter) would not be possible if the school did not have such an effective interim dean. The university is very, very grateful to him."

A University of Illinois faculty member since 1971, Winter has been head of the Department of Business Administration, part of the College of Commerce, since 1986. He is responsible for the hiring, promotion and productivity of 50 faculty in a department that serves more than 2,000 students.

He also has served as a consultant to the vice president for federal and corporate affairs, a member of the university Senate and its Education Policy Committee and a member of the Budgetary Strategy Committee of the University of Illinois.

Winter has authored or co-authored numerous articles in professional journals and many proceeding and faculty-working papers. He also has delivered seminars and short courses at institutions across the country and the world.

A member of the American Marketing Association, he has served the organization as chairman of the dissertation competition; a reviewer, session chairman and discussant at the annual conference; a dissertation award referee, and a dissertation grant competition referee.

He has received several teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teaching Award from the executive M.B.A. class of 1987, the College of Commerce and Business Administration Outstanding Teaching Award for executive development and for graduate teaching, and the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Illinois M.B.A. Association.

Winter earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University, a master of science in industrial administration from Purdue University and a doctorate, also from Purdue.