Dr. Patrick R. Liverpool has been appointed to serve as the Interim Dean of the School of Business and Economics, effective July 1, 2013. Dr. Liverpool is well known and respected for his strong work ethic, intellectual acumen, diplomacy, and his ability to drive initiatives to full and complete implementation. As he has demonstrated during his vast administrative appointments, most recently as Interim Provost at Central State University in Ohio, Liverpool will continue the important work of the School of Business and Economics.
He has served in various academic leadership roles at several notable institutions of higher learning, including Interim Executive Vice President and Provost of Fisk University, Vice Provost for University Outreach and International Programs at Virginia Tech, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at North Carolina A&T State University, and Dean of Virginia State University and Florida A&M Schools of Business. He also served as Dean and MBNA America Professor of Delaware State University’s College of Business. During that time, Dr. Liverpool worked to secure a $2.5 million grant to support the college’s AACSB International accreditation. Prior to his administrative responsibilities, he served as a Professor of Management at Fisk University, University of Toledo, and Howard University.
Dr. Liverpool has served on numerous academic and non-academic Boards including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Christian Children’s Fund (now Child Fund International), Virginia Blood Services, and the Economic Development Authority of Henrico County, Virginia. Additionally, Liverpool previously served on the Governor of Delaware’s Strategic Economic Council.
A Fulbright scholar (Germany), Dr. Liverpool earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Kent State University. He has a diploma in Labour and Cooperation from the Afro-Asian Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel and participated in executive management programs at Harvard University and Harvard Business School.