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National competition puts business professor at head of the class

Ref. No. 134

DATE:     May 22, 2002
SUBJECT:     National competition puts business professor at head of the class

A business professor at Memorial has earned a place at the head of the class for his contributions to management education in Canada. Dr. Robert Sexty, who has been teaching at Memorial since 1968, is one of three Canadian professors to receive this year's Leaders in Management Education awards. The awards, which are sponsored by the National Post and PricewaterhouseCoopers, honour outstanding business and management professors.

"Dr. Sexty has had a tremendous impact on management education in Canada, notably through his service as president of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, but also through his leadership in the development of curriculum and material in the areas of management and society and ethical issues in business," said Dr. Bill Blake, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. "We are delighted that he has been given this well-deserved recognition."

The recipients are assessed on their career accomplishments and are chosen by a panel of senior leaders in business, government and the academic community.

"Being recognized for my efforts in management education is appreciated," said Dr. Sexty. "I enjoy the classroom teaching and the challenges of developing new content and integrating innovative teaching approaches in management education. I believe that post-secondary business education is key to a healthy and sustainable economy and I am pleased that I am involved in this important field."

Dr. Sexty's award also makes Memorial the first business school in Canada to have three of its faculty members receive these awards since the program started in 1996. The other two winners from Memorial were Dr. Jim Barnes and Dr. Alex Faseruk in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Only four other business schools in the country have won two awards since the program was launched.

"This year Memorial became the first business school in Canada to become a three-time winner of the Leaders in Management Education awards. This is a very significant accomplishment for the faculty, and one which clearly shows that Memorial's business school is a dynamic and vibrant institution whose faculty have made many important contributions to the field of management education," said Mike Kennedy, who developed the concept for the awards. "The quality of the candidates Memorial has nominated has always been excellent, and our judges have commented that they have been very impressed by the significance of these individuals' accomplishments."

Editors note: A photo of Dr. Sexty is available at www.mun.ca/univrel/photos.html.


For further information, please contact Aimee Sheppard, communications coordinator (business) at 737-2616 or asheppar@mun.ca.


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