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

Background

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 of Illinois, 1955;Master of Business Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, 1960;Doctor of Business Administration, Washington University, St. Louis, 1966.

Career

Executive secretary, editor bulletin, American Assembly Collegiate Schools Business, St. Louis, 1960-1964;executive secretary, Beta Gamma Sigmaalso 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, College Business, Oklahoma State University, 1966-1967;dean, professor marketing, Walter E. Heller College Business Administration, Roosevelt U., 1967-1970;dean, College Business Administration U. Rhode Island, 1970-1985;acting vice president business and finance, College Business Administration U. Rhode Island, 1976-1977;provost for public policy, public service and management, College Business Administration U. Rhode Island, 1979-1985;professor marketing, College Business Administration U. Rhode Island, 1970-1992;professor emeritus, dean emeritus, College Business Administration U. Rhode Island, since 1992. Director Potter Hazlehurst Inc., Providence Gas. Company, Providence Energy Company, Newport American Corporation, Daly & Walcott, Inc., daly.commerce, incorporated.

Works

  • Other Work

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

Membership

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.

Connections

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

child:
Kimberly Sue Weeks

child:
Bret William Weeks