Bahram Dadgostar Renewed as Lakehead’s Dean of Faculty of Business Administration

Dr. Bahram Dadgostar, Lakehead University’s Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.

Dr. Bahram Dadgostar, Lakehead University’s Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.

June 26, 2015 – Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead’s Provost & Vice-President (Academic) Dr. Moira McPherson is pleased to announce the renewal of Dr. Bahram Dadgostar as Dean of the University’s Faculty of Business Administration.

“Dr. Dadgostar’s renewal acknowledges the dedication and contributions he’s made to the growth and success of his faculty, to Lakehead University, and to the communities we serve,” said Dr. McPherson.

Under Dr. Dadgostar, Lakehead’s Faculty of Business Administration has continued to offer one of the finest undergraduate business programs in Canada, as demonstrated by the numerous awards won by its students over the years. 

Dr. Dadgostar said he was grateful for receiving unanimous support from those who provided feedback during the decanal renewal process. “I’m thrilled to be renewed as dean, and I look forward to achieving some very important goals in the next four years.”

During what will be his fifth term as Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, Dr. Dadgostar’s has set his sights on several goals, including enhancing and expanding Lakehead’s Business programs, establishing a centre for entrepreneurship, and obtaining international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Dr. Bahram Dadgostar

Dr. Dadgostar’s academic experience extends 38 years at over six different universities in five countries, including the past 20 years as Lakehead University’s Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration.

After earning his PhD from Iowa State University in 1977, Dr. Dadgostar joined Lakehead University as an Assistant Professor of Economics in 1983. Three years later, he moved to the Faculty of Business Administration to pursue his interest in Finance. Since then, Dr. Dadgostar has shared his academic, research, and professional knowledge and skills with students, colleagues, and community. His contributions range from helping organizations with their strategic finance initiatives to serving on boards, including as chair of the Board of Canadian Federation of Business School Deans, and as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the Canadian Consortium of Management Schools. He currently sits on the Board of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce.


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