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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: March 2, 2000

Ramey Named Business School Dean

Felicenne H. Ramey has been formally appointed dean of the California State University, Sacramento's College of Business Administration by President Donald R. Gerth. The appointment is effective Feb. 25. Ramey has been the College's interim dean since November 1997.

"Felicenne Ramey is well-respected in the business community," says Jolene Koester, CSUS provost and vice president for academic affairs. "As dean she will continue to build strong relations in the community which will benefit our students. She is an asset to the College and to the University."

Ramey served as the College's associate dean for academic affairs and research from 1988 to 1994. Prior to that she was chair of the organizational behavior and environment department from 1984 to 1986 and special assistant to the president from 1984 to 1986.

She serves on the board of directors of the Capitol Policy Forum, the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, the Sacramento Black Chamber, the American Leadership Forum and the Sacramento Valley Forum. She is also a member of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Ramey holds a bachelor's degree in bacteriology from Pennsylvania State University, a master's degree in biology from Duquesne University, a master's degree in economics from CSUS and a law degree form the UC Davis School of Law.

"It's been exciting to watch the College of Business Administration grow and develop since my days as a new faculty member," Ramey says. "Our faculty is top-notch and they make my job more enjoyable."

She has published articles on consumer bankruptcy, minority affairs, business law, affirmative action and women in management. Her recent research has focused on women as administrators in higher education, with an emphasis on African American women.

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