Office of the Dean

Dean Willie Hopkins comes to Brooklyn College with a wealth of experience at all levels: curriculum, faculty development, strategic planning, community partnerships and accreditation. Previously, he served at California State University, Chico, as the dean of the College of Business, which has approximately 2,800 students and 100 faculty and staff. Before that, he served as dean at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and as associate dean at Colorado State University.

Having held positions with IBM Corporation, General Dynamics and National Cash Register, Hopkins' 30 years of academic achievements are matched by his industry experience, which gives him a unique perspective on the realities of the business world.

Hopkins earned his bachelor's degree in marketing and M.B.A. at San Diego State University, and his doctorate in business policy and strategic management at the University of Colorado. During his academic career, he has authored two books and has published numerous articles in some of the top journals in the field of management. In addition, he is on the editorial boards of five academic journals and has served as both a member and chairman of several accreditation review teams for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).