J. Richard Zecher
J. Richard Zecher became the dean of the Ccollege of Business Administration in 1978, succeeding Dean Billy Barnes. He earned his B.A. degree from Ohio State University and went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Delaware and Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
He became an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago from 1968 to 1973 and was a professor at Tulane University from 1973 to 1978. During his time at the University of Chicago, he was also a debt management consultant to the United States Treasury from 1969 to 1972. From 1974 to 1975, he was a senior staff economist on the United States Council of Economic Advisors. He then served as director of economics and policy research for the Securities and Exchange Commission and then joined the University of Iowa as dean of the College of Business Administration.
He served as dean until 1981 when he rejoined the industry working at Chase Investment Management Corporation until 1986. Currently, he is the chairman of the board of Queensboro Management Ltd. and is a board member of Investor Analytics LLC and Sutton Asset Management LLC.