Hudson Rogers named business dean at Florida Gulf Coast U.
April 27, 2011
After a failed national search, Florida Gulf Coast University has appointed one of its own as business dean.
Hudson Rogers, associate vice president for academic affairs and associate provost, will serve as dean of the Lutgert College of Business for a two-year period commencing July 1. Although it’s an interim position, he won’t carry the title of interim dean.
Rogers is a founding faculty member at FGCU, starting in 1997 as chair of financing and marketing. He’s risen through the ranks of faculty and administration, and presently oversees strategic direction and coordination of academic planning and process improvement.
In 2010, FGCU hired Atlanta-based Parker Executive Search to oversee the dean search at a cost of $52,500. No internal candidates applied, and the preferred candidate declined the job.
Ara Volkan, an eminent scholar and chair of managerial accounting at FGCU, has served as interim dean since founding dean Richard Pegnetter retired in January.
Before coming to FGCU, Rogers was an associate professor of marketing at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. Rogers also has taught at the University of Caen in France, the business school GFS in Berlin and Christian Brothers University in Memphis.