Business Executive Named UMSL Dean
Charles Hoffman has been named dean of the College of Business Administration at UMSL. He will begin Sept. 1.
Charles Hoffman believes what made him successful as a business leader are the same attributes that will propel him in his new position as the dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Hoffman, who most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Covad Communications, the national broadband carrier, will begin his new position as dean Sept. 1. He will fill the role left by Keith Womer, who has now returned to the classroom. Michael Elliott, associate dean and director of undergraduate studies for the college, has served as interim dean since July 1.
“Business is an honorable profession,” Hoffman said. “When I look back on my business career I don’t think about stock price increases or net income improvements, but I do think about, and often hear from, people I was able to influence and mentor. The exciting thing about business is people and organizational development that leads to great results. One of my goals at UMSL is to help students realize that’s what business is all about.”