Selcuk Erenguc

Warrington Senior Associate Dean Selcuk Erenguc to step down in fall 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After 16 years of service as Associate and Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business, Selcuk Erenguc is stepping down from his deanship and will return to his faculty position in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management.

“Throughout his time at Warrington, Selcuk has made a lasting impact on the College,” said Saby Mitra, Warrington College of Business Dean. “With his exceptional leadership, he made substantial contributions to building Warrington into the first-rate institution it is today. While we will miss his calm and reassuring presence in the Dean’s office, I am personally thankful that I can count on his wise counsel as he takes a well-deserved break from his administrative positions.”

Erenguc will step down as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business on August 15, 2021.

Erenguc has proudly served the Warrington College of Business for almost 40 years, first joining the faculty in 1982. He quickly rose in rank at the College, as he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1987 and to Professor in 1991. As a faculty member in the Information Systems and Operations Management (then Decision and Information Systems) Department, he served as Associate Editor and Special Issue Editor for several leading journals in his field. In addition to his multiple terms of editorial service, Erenguc made rich contributions to his field through more than 50 published articles in the leading Information Systems and Operations Management journals. 

From 1993-2002, Erenguc led the Information Systems and Operations Management Department as Department Chair. Under Erenguc’s leadership, the department greatly expanded its offerings for students including the addition of the MS-ISOM (then MS-DIS) program as a major in MS in Business Administration (MSBA) and the BSBA in Information Systems and Operations Management (formerly DIS), for which Erenguc oversaw the approval process. In addition to the MS-ISOM and BSBA-ISOM, Erenguc and the department introduced the College’s first combination degree, in which undergraduate ISOM students could double count up to 16 graduate credits towards their undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

Erenguc’s impact on students goes beyond the expansion of academic programs. Over the course of his time at Warrington, Erenguc has taught undergraduate, specialized master’s, MBA and Ph.D. courses and has directed many Ph.D. and DBA dissertations. Several of his former Ph.D. students have served and are still serving as deans at well-known business schools.  Erenguc’s leadership, management prowess and proven track record of success led him to serve as Warrington’s Associate Dean for seven years and as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business for the last nine years. 

In his role as Senior Associate Dean, Erenguc oversees many important areas for the College including its budget, seven specialized master’s programs, nine MBA program formats, 11 research centers, Business Career Services, the Teaching and Learning Center, Marketing and Communication Services, the Doctor of Business Administration, the Post-Doctoral Bridge Program, human resources for Warrington’s 124 faculty and 140 staff members, tenure and promotion, and all other academic processes.  

As Senior Associate Dean, Erenguc continued to expand educational opportunities for students, while also growing Warrington’s place as an academic powerhouse. Under his leadership, the Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management, Master of International Business and Master of Science in Entrepreneurship all became standalone master’s degrees. Erenguc also played a leading role in establishing two programs aimed at business professionals looking to expand their education – the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Post-Doctoral Bridge Program (PDBP), in addition to the South Florida MBA program.  Under Erenguc’s leadership, self-funded program revenues grew from $4 million to $20 million.

The Warrington College of Business sincerely thanks Erenguc for his outstanding contributions.