Raymond is new dean of Colorado State University – Pueblo’s Hasan School of Business


Raymond is new dean of Colorado State University – Pueblo’s Hasan School of Business

PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare announced today that Bruce Raymond, associate dean for administration and finance in the Montana State University College of Business, has been named the new dean of the Hasan School of Business (HSB).

Dr. Raymond interviewed for the position in March and will begin his duties on July 1.  Dr. Sue Hanks has been serving as interim dean since November 2010.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), HSB is the premier provider of business education in southern Colorado and serves as a major resource for both the University and the region. The HSB Dean provides leadership and administration to the faculty, staff, and students of the school. In addition, the dean fosters excellence in teaching, research, and service to the campus and community; oversees the education of undergraduate and graduate students within the school; maintains AASCB accreditation; develops and nurtures collegial relationships with both campus and community constituents; and participates as an active partner in economic development efforts in the region.

The Hasan School of Business provides high quality undergraduate and graduate business education for a diverse student population.  HSB consists of 25 full-time faculty and serves more than 800 undergraduate and 100 graduate students.

Raymond joined Montana State in 1990 and has served as associate dean since 1998 (with a stint as interim dean), where he supervised state and endowment budgets; capital equipment acquisition and maintenance; faculty annual evaluation; adjunct and tenure track faculty recruitment; collection and summarization of student evaluations of teaching; enrollment forecasting; course scheduling; management of support services; personnel contract creation; university policy and procedure compliance; college key performance indicators collection and assessment; solicitation, review and award of scholarship applications; grant writing, academic appeals and administration of computers and technology.

He is the author of several dozen refereed journal articles, refereed conference proceedings, and book reviews.  He has served in important university roles such as the AACSB accreditation director from 1995-2003.  Besides business school accreditation, he has been involved with campus-wide regional accreditation efforts, including as Accreditation Auditor (1998-2000) and author and chair (2008-2010), for the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), respectively.

He has won numerous awards,  both professionally and within the community, including the Outstanding Service Award with the Western Decision Sciences Institute, the  Haynes Superior Performance Award at Montana State, and the Outstanding Service Award for the Bozeman Sunrise Rotary Club. He has taught a range of classes such as production and operations management, ethics and the business environment, and both senior seminars and freshman seminars. He was the Student’s Choice Commencement Speaker in 1998.

Prior to Montana State, he spent four years as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Brigham Young University, and a Master of Business Administration and a Ph.D. in production/operations management from the University of Utah.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.