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Bernard L. Martin, PhD, dean of the college’s School of Business

It’s Throwback Thursday!

Each Thursday, throughout the summer, the Office of College Communications will include historical facts about the college in The Dome, on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all part of our yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, which culminates in September 2020 when Canisius turns 150 years old. 

Today, we flash back to July 1966 when Canisius appointed Bernard L. Martin, PhD, dean of the college’s School of Business. Recruited from the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University, Martin’s efforts during his 12-year tenure shaped the business school into one of the finest in the Northeast.

He assembled first-rate faculty, introduced the marketing major and initiated and developed the master of business administration program. Martin spearheaded the business school in its successful accreditation from the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business – an unrivaled accomplishment in the field of education. He also spent considerable time fostering relationships between the college and area business leaders. A precursor to what is today the Business Advisory Council, the group opened doors to students for authentic learning experiences.

Submitted by: College Communications