Date of Press Release: May 17, 2012
University of Alaska Southeast Provost Rick Caulfield has announced the appointment of John Blanchard as the new Dean of the UAS School of Management (SOM), effective June 3, 2012. Blanchard has served as a faculty member since January 2011 and took over as interim dean in July 2011.
“Deans, staff, and faculty across the UAS three campuses (Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau) who’ve worked with John admire his strong management skills, collegial leadership style, and commitment to building quality programs,” said Provost Caulfield. Blanchard’s new assignment as dean includes teaching accounting courses.
According to his bio, most recently Blanchard was the President of All God’s Children International of Portland, Oregon, an international adoption service provider. Prior to joining AGCI, he worked as the Director of Operations for The Nature Conservancy of Oregon,Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Oregon State University Foundation and served as the Vice President for Administrative Services at Umpqua Community College located in Roseburg, Oregon. He also taught as an Associate Professor in the College of Business and Public Administration for the University of Guam; as an Associate Professor of Business for the School of Professional Studies at Eastern Oregon University; and as an Assistant Professor of Accounting for Adrian College.
John Blanchard holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Toledo and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Dayton. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.