Richard A. Cosier

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Richard A. Cosier
Dean of the
Krannert School of Management
at Purdue University
In office
August 1, 1999 – June 30, 2010
Preceded by Dennis Weidenaar
Succeeded by Jerry Lynch (Interim)
Personal details
Born (1947-05-18) May 18, 1947 (age 68)
Jackson, Michigan
Residence West Lafayette, IN
Alma mater Michigan State University
Loyola University Chicago
University of Iowa

Richard A. Cosier (born May 18, 1947 in Jackson, Michigan) is the former Dean of the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, having served August 1, 1999 through June 30, 2010. He is currently Leeds Professor of Management and Co-Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Cosier previously was dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma.[1] He was the 2008-2009 chair of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in Tampa, Florida.[2] He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Packaging at Michigan State University in 1969, his M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago in 1972 and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1975.

Dr. Cosier serves on the Board of Directors of Kite Realty Group[3] in Indianapolis, Indiana and Roll Coater Inc., also based in Indianapolis. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for First Fidelity Bank, N.A. of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Century, Inc. of Midwest City, Oklahoma, and Bank One of Lafayette, Indiana.[4]

Cosier stepped down as dean of Krannert effective June 30, 2010. He will retain his position as Leeds Professor of Management and has also been slated to become the next Avrum and Joyce Gray Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Purdue beginning January 1, 2011 following a six-month sabbatical in the fall of 2010.[5][6]


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