Dr. Richard Dearth, former dean of Pittsburg State University’s College of Business, was recently honored for his steadfast support of the PSU chapter of Students in Free Enterprise. Dearth was named the nation’s most supportive dean at the SIFE national competition in Minneapolis in May.
SIFE officials selected Dearth from 561 deans eligible for the award based on comments included in a nomination letter from students. The students praised Dearth for coaching and working with them as they prepared their presentations. They also wrote of the many ways that Dearth, his wife, Patti, and their family welcomed them and made them feel part of a special group.
Dearth said he was flattered by the nomination and honored to receive the award, but he said it was really a testament to the “high quality of the PSU SIFE team and the College of Business as a whole.”