Clarkson names new business school dean

Dayle M. Smith

Effective July 1, the Clarkson University School of Business will have a new leader.

Dayle M. Smith, a professor of management at the University of San Francisco’s School of Business, where she has spent more than 20 years, will take the helm at the Clarkson school.

She replaces Timothy F. Sugrue, who has been dean of the business school since 2000. He will step down June 30 to focus on his position as CEO of the Beacon Institute, a subsidiary of Clarkson University. He has led the institute since 2011. 

Ms. Smith’s accomplishments, according to a Clarkson press release, include:

  • Receiving a doctoral degree in organization communication and organizational behavior from the University of Southern California and teaching at both USC and Georgetown University.
  • Spending the 2010-11 academic year in Hong Kong as a member of a senior Fulbright scholar team.
  • Teaching internationally in Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Thailand and the Republic of Georgia. She has worked with international executive programs and groups, such as Nippon Telephone & Telegraph, the Northern Ireland Small Business Institute and groups from Africa, Scandinavia and Southeast Asia.
  • Authoring more than 25 books and, in 2008, being awarded the University Service Learning Award and being nominated for the National Ehrlich Award.

Ms. Smith and her husband, Arthur H. Bell, are co-founders of Lexingford Publishing, an Internet start-up with offices in Hong Kong and San Francisco.

“Building on the extraordinary legacy of leadership in the Clarkson University School of Business, I look forward to helping the school and university reach new levels of excellence and share its pioneering influence both domestically and internationally,” Ms. Smith said in the release.