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Dean , Business administration educator

Randolph A. Pohlman, Business administration educator, dean Avocations: golf; guitar playing; reading M C. Recipient Outstanding Teacher award College of Business, Kansas State University, 1977, All-University Distinguished Tchg. award Kansas State University, 1977, Cutting Edge award selection committee Miami Chamber of C., 1995-1996; investments research grantee Kansas State University, 1978.


Pohlman, Randolph A. was born on January 25, 1944 in Topeka. Son of Clarence Alvin and Martha Melissa (McElheny) Pohlman.


Bachelor of Science, Kansas State University, 1967. Master of Science, Kansas State University, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University, 1976.


Assistant professor, associate professor finance, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1976-1982; associate professor, head department finance, Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1982-1984; professor, dean College Business Administrn., Kansas State University, Manhattan, 1984-1990; director employee development, Koch Industries, 1990-1991; director human resources, Koch Industries, 1991-1995; dean school business and entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Laud, Florida, since 1995. Visiting research scholar University of California at Los Angeles, 1983. Holder L.L. McAninch Chair of Entrepreneurship, 1988-1990.

Board directors Union National Bank, Manhattan, member investment committee, 1986-1987, member trust management committee, 1988.


  • Avocations: golf; guitar playing. Reading M C.



Chairman Kansas State University, United Way, 1982. Trustee Memorial Hospital, Manhattan, 1984-1990. Treasurer Kansas State University Foundation, 1980-1990, member investments committee, 1988.

Member steering committee Center for Workforce Management. Member cost containment roundtable Sedgwick County medical Society. Member board directors Wichita/Sedgwick County Partnership for Growth Employment and Training.

Member Broward Economic Development Council, 1995. Member executive education advisory board Wharton School University Pennsylvania, 1995. With United States Air Force, 1971-1973.

Member Finance Executives Institute, American Finance Association, American Economic Association, Finance Management Association, Midwest Finance Association, Kansas State University Alumni Association (treasurer 1980-1990, trustee 1983-1990, board directors), Manhattan C. of Chamber (board directors 1987-1990), Manhattan Country Club (board directors 1983-1985), Rotary (board directors Manhattan club, since 1986, president-elect Manhattan chapter).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, guitar playing, reading.


Married Jeanne Lucille Gebhart, August 22, 1965. Children– Kristina, Lisa.

Clarence Alvin Pohlman

Martha Melissa (McElheny) Pohlman

Jeanne Lucille Gebhart

Kristina Pohlman

Lisa Pohlman