Starting with the spring 2020 semester, Bill Barrett ’78 will serve as associate dean in the Madden School of Business, replacing Joan Myers, Ph.D., who will return to the accounting faculty after serving for four years in the role.
“I am excited for the opportunity to serve as associate dean and on the accounting faculty,” said Barrett. “It is a privilege to be part of an outstanding team of people dedicated to making the Madden School of Business one of the nation’s leading business schools, while providing students with the educational and experiential learning experiences that will enable them to be future leaders in an increasingly complex world.”
Barrett graduated with an accounting degree in 1978 and worked for nearly 40 years at Ernst & Young (EY) in Syracuse, Cleveland, Los Angeles and New York City. His focus at EY was on accounting, auditing and information technology risk management, working closely with senior executives, boards of directors and audit committees of leading global organizations. A former member of the Le Moyne Board of Trustees, Barrett retired from EY in 2016 and over the past three years he has taught enterprise risk management and accounting information systems classes in the Madden School. He is also a co-chair of the College’s capital campaign Always Forward.
“I would like to thank Joan for her many years of exemplary service as associate dean. While she will be missed in that role, accounting is getting back one of the best professors in the program’s 70-year history,” said Madden Dean Jim Joseph '83. “I have no doubt that Bill will make an outstanding associate dean and he will continue to teach two classes each semester. I also want to thank him for the tremendous job he did as chair of the McNeil Task Force, where he led an interdisciplinary team in building the Risk Management and Insurance major, which is in the process of being submitted to the New York State Education Department for approval.”