Dr. Randolph A. PohlmanProfessor of Finance and Dean Emeritus
Randy Pohlman knows the importance of being “in tune.” Not just as a guitarist, but as a professor and the former dean of the Huizenga School. “I believe my most important job as dean was to understand the needs of our students, faculty, and community, and to develop strategies and provide the leadership that allowed us to meet those needs,” said Pohlman.
Being in tune with the community resulted in significant improvements for the Huizenga School during Pohlman's 14-year deanship. Pohlman led the team that raised funds and created the design for the state-of-the-art Carl DeSantis Building. Perhaps most important, Pohlman's reputation and active presence in the business and academic communities enhanced the visibility, community involvement, and respect of the Huizenga School.
Pohlman's impressive career includes executive positions in business and academia. Before joining NSU, he was a senior executive at Koch Industries, the largest privately-held company in the United States. Pohlman was recruited to Koch from Kansas State University, where he spent more than a decade. Initially a faculty member there, Pohlman won the Outstanding Teaching Award his first year and later took on leadership roles, including the L. L. McAninch Chair of Entrepreneurship and dean of the College of Business.