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Richard Ralph Weeks

Richard Ralph Weeks, American marketing educator. Named to Hall of Fame, College Business Administration, University Rhode Island; Fulbright grantee, 1986.


  • Weeks, Richard Ralph was born on September 18, 1932 in Champaign, Illinois, United States. Son of Frank Cook and B. Caroline (Pool) Weeks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1955. Master of Business Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, 1960. Doctor of Business Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, 1966.


    • Executive secretary, editor bulletin American Assembly Collegiate Schools Business, St. Louis, 1960-1964. Executive secretary Beta Gamma Sigma. Also editor Beta Gamma Sigma Exchange, 1961-1964.

      1st annual A.A.C.B.S. doctoral fellow in business administration, 1964-1965. Director Master of Business Administration program, assistant professor marketing College Business, Oklahoma State University, 1965-1966, assistant dean, director Master of Business Administration program, associate professor marketing, 1966-1967. Dean, professor marketing Walter E. Heller College Business Administration, Roosevelt University, 1967-1970.

      Dean College Business Administration University Rhode Island, 1970-1985, acting vice president business and finance, 1976-1977, provost for public policy, public service and management, 1979-1985, professor marketing, 1970-1992, professor emeritus, dean emeritus, 1992-1999. Director Potter Hazlehurst Inc., Providence Gas. Company, Providence Energy Company, Newport American Corporation, Daly & Walcott, Inc., daly.commerce, incorporated.


    • Editor: Faculty Personnel, 9th edit, 1965. Contributing editor Encyclopedia Business Information Sources, 1964. Editorial advisory board Business and Soc, 1968-1970.


    Board directors Chicago Economic Development Corporation, 1968-1970, vice president, 1969-1970. Board directors Chicago Finance Development Corporation, 1970, Progress Association for Economic Development, 1972-1973. Board directors Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, 1974-1983, member executive committee, 1977-1982, chairman, 1979-1981.

    Board directors Friends of Jamestown Philomenian Library, 1972-1977, president, 1974-1976. Member advisory board Intercollegiate Case Clearinghouse, 1976-1979. President Friends of URI Library, 1986-1988.

    Served to captain United States Air Force, 1955-1963. Member American Marketing Association (director academy placement 1966, 68), Eastern Finance Association (director 1974-1977), Council Professional Education Business (secretary-treasurer 1960-1964, executive committee 1961-1964), National Association State Universities and Land-grant Colleges, Commission on Education for Business Professions (secretary 1973-1976, chairman 1976-1978), New England Association Schools and Colleges (secretary-treasurer 1983-1985), American Association Collegiate Schools Business (various committee, board directors 1976-1985, president 1983-1984), Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (director 1979-1982), Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Kappa Lambda, Beta Gamma Sigma (various committees, president 1978-1980), Mu Kappa Tau, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi.


    • Married Sue Ann Grunwald, August 29, 1953. Children: Kimberly Sue, Bret William.
    • father: Frank Cook Weeks
    • mother: B. Caroline (Pool) Weeks
    • spouse: Sue Ann Grunwald
    • children: Kimberly Sue Weeks
    • Bret William Weeks
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    Born September 18, 1932
    Died June 6, 1999
    (aged 66)
    • 1955
      University Illinois
    • 1960
      Washington University
    • 1966
      Washington University
    • 1960 - 1964
      Executive, secretary
    • 1961 - 1964
      also editor Beta Gamma Sigma Exchange
    • 1964 - 1965
      1st annual A.A.C.B.S. doctoral fellow, in business administration
    • 1965 - 1966
      director, professor marketing College Business
    • 1965 - 1966
      assistant, professor marketing College Business
    • 1979 - 1985
      dean College Business Administration University Rhode Island
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