Southern Utah University School of Business Dean Retires
By Nikki Koontz
For Iron County Today
CEDAR CITY, UTAH — After twenty years at Southern Utah University, Carl Templin, Dean of The School of Business has retired. A pivotal mentor in the lives of many students, Templin managed eight undergraduate programs, two graduate programs, 26 faculty members, five staff, and an estimated 900 students.
In addition to his responsibilities and teaching assignments, Templin served as an advisor to the Professional Business Leaders, Phi Beta Lambda club on campus. Students like Tyler Edgel, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance last year, were directly affected by Templin’s leadership.
“Dean Templin is a true example of advocacy for student success,” Edgel said. “Despite his hectic schedule, he would not only take time to instruct us on business principles such as negotiating, but would also travel to national and state competitions with us. His devotion to student success extends far beyond the classroom instruction and leaves a lasting effect on students after graduation.”
One of Templin’s accomplishments that he is most proud of is the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business accreditation of the School of Business. AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Templin was excited when the accreditation was extended for five more years during the latest visit.
It is apparent that Templin positively impacted the lives of many students and faculty over the years. His dedication to SUU and to student success has been demonstrated by his involvement and caring attitude.
Rich Slack earned his master’s degree in business administration at SUU and said he received a quality education from professors like Templin.
“The hands-on opportunity to experience success and failure in a controlled and supportive environment is amazing,” Slack said. “Once you have a live learning experience, you can more easily apply the principles found in books. Dean Templin was a phenomenal teacher and a valuable influence in my life.”
Alan Hamlin, professor of management at SUU, was on the search committee when Templin was hired. Over the years, he has seen Templin’s work positively affect the university.
“In short, in my opinion, he has been the best Dean we have ever had by far,” Hamlin said. “Carl Templin is honest, trustworthy, and diligent. It has been an honor to work with him. He will definitely be missed.”
Before joining SUU in 1995 as an assistant professor of business, Templin was an associate professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio. He was also director of the graduate cost analysis and contracting management programs at the institute.
Templin received his bachelor of arts in humanities degree from Brigham Young University, followed by his master of business administration degree from the University of Wyoming. At Arizona State University, he earned a Ph.D. in business and logistics.