Following consultation with faculty members in the Goodman School of Business and with the University Senate, Interim President and Provost and Vice-President, Academic Lynn Wells has appointed Associate Professor Barry Wright to serve as Interim Dean of the Goodman School of Business, effective July 1.
Wright will succeed Andrew Gaudes, whose term as Dean ends on June 30. Under the Policy on the Appointment of Academic Administrators, Wright will serve a term of up to two years while the search for a Dean is completed.
Wright has been a faculty member in Goodman since 2003, previously serving as Interim Dean from December 2015 to June 2017, as well as Interim Associate Dean. He has also previously served as Director of the Niagara Community Observatory. Since May 2020, Wright has been on secondment as CEO of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
Wright’s research at Goodman has largely focused on leadership and organizational change. In the surrounding Niagara community, Wright has served on numerous agencies and organizations, including as board chair of the Niagara Health System, and a board member for Leadership Niagara and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.