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Meet the Dean of the UMSL College of Business

Meet the Dean of the UMSL College of Business

Charlie Hoffman

Charles (Charlie) Hoffman (BSBA ’74, MBA ’76) was elected Dean of the College of Business Administration in 2013.  Charlie came to UMSL following his retirement from a diverse business career including over a decade as CEO of companies in the communications industry - Rogers Wireless and then Covad Communications.  Charlie has served on more than twenty corporate Boards of Directors and continues to serve on the Board of the NASDAQ-listed Synchronoss Technologies Inc.  A series of books by Dr. Michael Shenkman describe Charlie’s leadership skills as a model for effective practices.  The most recent of these is The Arch & the Path: The Life of Leading Greatly.  In the series, Dr. Shenkman uses the pseudonym Harry Kaufman to chronicle Charlie’s techniques!  In his free time, Charlie and his wife Maureen enjoy spending time with their four grown children and seven grandchildren.