Guido Krickx appointed dean of SF State's College of Extended Learning

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Guido Krickx has been appointed dean of SF State's College of Extended Learning.

Guido Krickx has been appointed dean of San Francisco State University's College of Extended Learning (CEL), the University announced today. His appointment is effective April 1, 2016.  He succeeds Jose L. Galvan, who retired in June.

Krickx will oversee all academic, financial and administrative functions of the college, which offers a variety of continuing education courses, academic credit certificates and professional development certificates to prepare students for career advancement and personal growth.

"Dr. Krickx brings with him robust administrative, teaching and management acumen, as well as extensive experience in course, curriculum and program development," said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sue V. Rosser. "His demonstrated expertise in strategic planning, international program development and revenue management will further strengthen CEL's mission to provide high-quality, lifelong learning experiences that enhance personal and professional success for the Bay Area community."

Since 2011, Krickx has been the dean of the College of Continuing Education at California State University, Sacramento, where he was responsible for strategic oversight of the college. From 2006 to 2011, he was the associate dean and director of the graduate business programs in the School of Economics and Business Administration at St. Mary's College of California. 

Krickx also brings a wealth of experience in international program development to SF State. In 2001, he was named co-director of the transnational executive MBA program, Europe, for California State University, Hayward, where he was responsible for recruiting, program management, teaching and admissions. From 2003 until 2006, he served as director of the program.        

Krickx has deep roots in academia, serving as assistant professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School; as professor of management at California State University, Hayward; and as professor of strategy in the graduate business programs at St. Mary's College of California.

"The College of Extended Learning has a rich portfolio of programs and a talented group of program managers and staff. I look forward to joining the great team at CEL and SF State," he said. "After a number of years in Sacramento, I am delighted to be back in the Bay Area. On a personal note, I am also the proud parent of an SF State alum."

Krickx received a graduate degree in management from Rijksuniversiteit Gent (State University Ghent) and both a master's degree in business administration and a Ph.D. in management from the University of California, Los Angeles.