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Assistant Director of the Center for International Business Advancement
Fox School of Business at Temple University
Associate Dean Graduate School of Business
Associate Professor of Strategy
North Bay Leadership Council Companies
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science
Master of Science
Board of Directors | North Bay Leadership Council
Dean, School of Business and Leadership Dominican University Beldona has served as associate dean of the Graduate School of Business at Bryant University in Rhode Island since 2011. He served as chair of Bryant University's Department of Management from 2007-2011. An expert in international business and corporate strategy, Beldona has lectured, consulted, studied, and taught in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. At Bryant, Beldona helped in introducing undergraduate and graduate-level courses focused on international business and global finance. He also worked with faculty to create programs designed to expand the school's global reach and provide students with international study and intercultural experiences. It was Dominican's commitment to the purposeful integration of the liberal arts and strong professional programs in business, education, and the health sciences that drew Beldona to the University. "I am a strong believer in the importance and value of cross-disciplinary programs," Beldona said. "What attracted me to Dominican was the compelling vision of the senior management team, as well as the energy and enthusiasm that the faculty and administrators demonstrated for new ideas, cross-disciplinary programs, and global connections." At Bryant, Beldona helped in launching undergraduate majors in human resources management, entrepreneurship, and global supply chain management. At the graduate level, he worked with area companies and faculty to introduce specializations in global supply chain management, international business, and global finance. He also conceptualized the global immersion experience for MBA students - a required core MBA course for full-time MBA students that embeds an international consulting experience. Working with faculty, Beldona supported integrating highly interactive learning modules such as e-pitch in freshmen year, service-learning in sophomore year, internships in junior year, and case competitions in senior year. He established numerous relationships with local and international firms and encouraged these firms to sponsor prizes for courses, internships for students, and consulting engagements for graduate courses. Beldona was the Larry Jones Fellow of Corporate Governance at Wichita State University from 2001-2007, where he also served as the Entrepreneurship Research Associate for the Center for Entrepreneurship. Beldona joined Wichita State University in 2001 as assistant director of the Center for International Business Advancement. Beldona was an associate professor of international business at the International University of Japan from 2000-2001. He was an assistant professor of international business at Rutgers University from 1994-2000. Beldona received his Bachelor of Science in Physics and an MBA in general management from Karnatak University in Dharwad, India. He earned a Master of Science in International Business and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia.
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SAN RAFAEL - In the weeks leading up to his first day as new dean overseeing Dominican University of California's school of Business and Leadership, Dr. Sam Beldona said that a close partnership between the school and the regional business community was key to providing students with experiences that prepare them for a competitive job market.
SAN RAFAEL - Dominican University of California today said Sam Beldona will become the new dean of its School of Business and Leadership on July 31. r. Beldona has most recently served as associate dean of the Graduate School of Business at Bryant University in Rhode Island, a role he has held since 2011. He also chaired the school's department of management from 2007-2011. Partnerships across academic disciplines was also a priority for business programs under his leadership, Mr. Beldona said in the announcement.
SAN RAFAEL - In the weeks leading up to his first day as new dean overseeing Dominican University of California's School of Business and Leadership, Dr. Sam Beldona said that a close partnership between the school and the regional business community was key to providing students with experiences that prepare them for a competitive job market.
Sam Beldona Sam Beldona Drawing on his experience teaching in a number of countries, Mr. Beldona said that employers are increasingly able to tap into an international talent pool. Amid broad competition, graduates with resume-worthy experiences from their degree program can notably improve their chances for advancing their careers, he said. "Students should be able to document what they've learned, sit across the table from a hiring manager and explain why they are qualified," said Dr. Beldona, citing examples like presentations to industry groups and proposals that are implemented at regional companies. "Because of the effects of globalization, with our students competing internationally, it has made it even more important." Dr. Beldona will begin his role as dean on July 31, following a national search to find a replacement for the school's former dean, Dr. Dan Moshavi. Most recently serving as associate dean of the Graduate School of Business at Rhode Island's Bryant University, Dr. Beldona helped develop a number of hands-on courses for each year of education in the undergraduate school of business. Programs included an "e-pitch" in the freshman year, service learning in the sophomore year, internship programs for juniors and competitive programs for seniors. Businesses were encouraged to participate on a number of levels throughout those programs. While Mr. Beldona has yet to begin his work in determining specific goals while at Dominican, he emphasized the importance of input from the rest of the university and regional employers. "My philosophy is guided by those interactions. I like to listen to different people and work very collaboratively with stakeholders to move the organization forward," he said. The pursuit of partnerships that extend the education of business students has been underway within the university as well, with a number of new courses that emphasize interactions in service-based learning, science programs and the business incubator and accelerator connected to the school, the Venture Greenhouse. Those efforts were part of what attracted Mr. Beldona to Dominican, he said. In selecting Dr. Beldona to head the business school, Steven Weisler, university provost, said that the university was attracted to his history of developing new curricular programs. Dr. Beldona has taught at a number of universities throughout his career, including Wichita State University in Kansas and the International University of Japan. He received a Bachelor of Science in physics and an MBA from Karnatak University in Dharwad, India, as well as a Ph.D. in business administration from Temple University if Philadelphia. Topics: Dominican University of California, North Bay Business Journal 7-1-2013, Sam Beldona | Categories: Education, Industry News, Marin Report, North Bay News, Top News Stories
Dominican University in San Rafael has appointed Sam Beldona as the dean of the School of Business and Leadership, effective July 31.
Beldona has served as an associate dean of the Graduate School of Business at Bryant University in Rhode Island since 2011. He served as chairman of Bryant University's Department of Management from 2007 to 2011. He has lectured, consulted, studied and taught in France, Japan, Iceland, South Korea, Singapore, Holland, Colombia and Germany.