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Ralph Norcio named senior associate dean of Lynn’s College of Business and Management
Published Sep. 19, 2012
Lynn University business professor Ralph Norcio has been named senior associate dean of Lynn’s College of Business and Management. The new title comes at a pivotal time in the college’s development, given its recent merger with Lynn’s College of Hospitality Management and the announcement of a major gift for a new $12 million home for the college, the International Business Center.
“We are fortunate that at this key time in our college’s history, Ralph Norcio is serving as senior associate dean,” says Thomas Kruczek, dean of the College of Business and Management. “Ralph is just an amazing individual. He works incredibly hard, and his focus is always on our students. He is truly a jewel of our university.”
“Some might say that in 22 years of service to the university that I have seen it all,” Norcio says. “Quite the contrary, with our new dean, the addition of hospitality management and sports management programs, and the prospect of a fabulous new facility, it is my strong belief the College of Business and Management is poised to become a leader in educating students in the discipline of business. We have very high expectations, and I look forward to participating in these exciting activities.”
Norcio has been a member of Lynn’s business faculty for 22 years. He has served the college as associate dean, dean, and MBA coordinator and the university as faculty athletics representative. In 2011, Norcio was awarded Lynn’s first endowed professorship, The Homer and Martha Gudelsky Endowed Professorship in Business.
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Norcio joined the faculty of Lynn's College of Business and Management in 1990, after working in the corporate sector as accounting manager at VSE Corporation, vice president and co-owner of P. S. & B. Enterprises, and partner in Walden and Norcio, CPAs. In 1999, he became the first Lynn faculty member to earn a Fulbright Scholarship, lecturing in finance at the Academy of Economic Science in Bucharest, Romania. He is a four-time “Outstanding Professor” by vote of Lynn students and has been voted “Outstanding Teacher” by his faculty colleagues.
He holds bachelor and master’s degrees in biology from Georgetown University, an MBA in finance from Cornell University, and a Ph.D. in business administration from The Union Institute. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified in Financial Management and a Certified Management Accountant.
He can discuss: valuation, ethical decision making, the integration of qualitative factors with quantitative factors in decision making, and behavioral finance.