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Jerry Dauterive accepts dean position with Roger Williams University

Loyola press release - July 21, 2008

Jerry Dauterive, Ph.D., former interim dean of the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business and long-time economics professor at Loyola University New Orleans, has accepted the position of dean of Roger Williams University’s Gabelli School of Business in Bristol, R.I.

“Jerry not only has a great disposition and is a wonderful person to work with, but he also has given great service and leadership to Loyola,” said Loyola President Rev. Kevin Wildes, S.J. “We are by far a better place for his being here. He has set a fantastic example of leadership by service.”

Dauterive has been a fixture on Loyola’s campus since 1979, when he began his career here as an assistant professor of economics. Since then, Dauterive has served the business college in a number of capacities, including chairman of the Area of Economics and Finance; and MBA director, associate dean and interim dean, for the College of Business Administration. In 2006, Dauterive became the interim dean of Loyola’s College of Business and helped lead the school to recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. That same year, Dauterive was awarded the Dr. John V. Connor Distinguished Professorship in Economics and Finance.

“I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with so many talented and dedicated individuals during my years at Loyola,” Dauterive said. “If I have made any contributions to the progress of the college during my time in administration, it is only because of their support, commitment, and hard work.”

Prior to his work with Loyola, Dauterive taught economics from 1976 to 1979 at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport. Before that, he instructed at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Dauterive earned both a bachelor’s and a doctorate in economics at Texas Tech University.

Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. is a private college with 5,000 students located approximately 60 miles outside of Boston. The Gabelli School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and has about 700 students and 30 faculty members.