BU dean announces retirement

Date: January 19, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—David K. Long, dean of the College of Business at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania for more than eight years, has announced his retirement, effective June 30.

Since arriving at Bloomsburg in 1996, Long has provided academic and administrative leadership for the departments within the College of Business: accounting, business education/office information systems, finance/business law, management and marketing. One of Long’s major goals, accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a leading international review organization, was accomplished late last year.

In a letter to College of Business faculty and staff, Long praised their efforts “to continuously improve the College of Business.”

“I feel confident that you will continue to pursue a path that will increase the distinction of an already fine college,” he said. “Please accept my thanks for all you have done. You have made my job exciting, interesting and challenging.”

BU President Jessica Kozloff said, “Dean Long leaves an impressive legacy at Bloomsburg University. His devotion to the faculty, students and staff of the College of Business can be seen in so many accomplishments, chief among them being the recent accreditation by the AACSB. We will miss him, but we wish him all the best in this new chapter in his life.”

Before coming to BU, Long spent more than two decades with Ithaca College as a faculty member, department chairperson, assistant dean and dean. At Bloomsburg, he led a college with 47 full-time faculty and six staff members that enrolls about 1,650 undergraduate and 135 graduate students. He currently serves as a director on the AACSB Candidacy Committee and the Columbia Alliance for Economic Development. 

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.