Brock University’s Goodman School Of Business Welcomes New Dean
Brock’s Goodman School of Business welcomes Andrew Gaudes as its new Dean.
Gaudes joins the business school at a time of growth that encompasses healthy enrolment numbers and an ongoing major capital expansion project.
Hailing from University of Regina’s Hill and Levene Schools of Business, Gaudes says he was attracted to Goodman by its experiential programming.
“The international opportunities, co-op program and Service-Learning are all great examples of preparing students through experience, so they may hit the ground running when they graduate,” he said.
A specialist in organizational theory, Gaudes has been widely published in his field, including nearly two dozen peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and conference papers. He has also authored or co-authored five books and contributed chapters or sections for numerous others.
Gaudes believes any business school must operate under a student-focused perspective with strong relationships to alumni and the local community.
“It is essential that we maintain a close connection to the local community, informing and contributing to the strength of the people who live and work in the region,” he said. “We should be advancing the social and economic wellbeing of our community.”
The new Dean is most looking forward to “working with everyone towards a business school that reflects the values of the community and is recognized internationally.”
“Being student-focused means that all we do, all our initiatives, all the relationships we develop, are driven by the unifying objective of student success.”
Find out more about the Brock experience at BrockU.ca/goodman/mba