Revolving deans

Willie Hopkins is settling in as new dean of Chico State University’s College of Business—and taking a little ribbing from colleagues who like to point out that he is the seventh dean or acting dean in eight years. It hasn’t been easy for the college, which treasures accreditation and its reputation for turning out qualified graduates. Hopkins promises to stay awhile, but what’s up with his predecessors currently residing in the “where are they now” file?

Dean dates served where went where are they now

Willie Hopkins July 2005 to present — —

Steve Adams* Dec. 2002 to July 2005 back to professor job professor, Management and Information Systems

Dalen Chaing Aug. 2001 to Dec. 2002 asked to resign professor, Management and Information Systems back to dean of College of Communication

Stephen King* Dec. 2000 to Aug. 2001 & Education professor, Communication Arts & Sciences back to old job

Heikki Rinne Fall 1999 to Dec. 2000 as CEO of eFruit Int’l managing director, Halton Group (exports air-conditioners)

Marc Siegall 1998 to Fall 1999 back to professor job management professor

Arno Rethans 1990 to 1998 CSUC VP CSUC’s VP for planning and resource allocation

* interim or acting dean