Macik-Frey named dean of the Nicholls College of Business Administration

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Marilyn Macik-Frey

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University has announced Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey as dean of the College of Business Administration.

The LaMarque, Texas, native served as the interim dean since November following the retirement of longtime dean Dr. Shawn Mauldin. She held the college’s assistant dean position prior to that appointment.

Nicholls conducted a national search to replace Mauldin and Macik-Frey was the overwhelming choice of the search committee, said Dr. Lynn Gillette, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“Marilyn has vast business experience, and she’s incredibly well-respected by the faculty in the College of Business Administration and across campus,” Gillette said. “I believe as dean she’ll be able to work with the faculty to foster innovation, develop new programs and improve the college to be even better than it already is.”

An eight-person committee made up of Nicholls faculty and community business leaders conducted the search for the replacement.

“There’s a legacy to the College of Business Administration that goes back for years and is deeply connected to the regional business community. I’m proud to serve as dean and keep that legacy alive,” Macik-Frey said.

The recipient of the Candies Family Endowed Professorship, Macik-Frey joined the Nicholls management faculty in 2007. Prior to arriving at Nicholls, she owned a rehabilitation agency, providing speech pathology services in cooperation with physical and occupational therapy partners. She worked as a regional manager for a national rehabilitation provider in south Texas and was the national director of reimbursement training and research for a health-care consulting company.

Macik-Frey earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and speech pathology from Stephen F. Austin State University, a master’s in communicative disorders from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, a master’s in business administration from Texas A&M-University Corpus Christi and a doctorate in business administration and management from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she concurrently taught at the Goolsby Leadership Academy.

Offering six undergraduate degree programs, a fully online business administration degree as well as an MBA and an Executive MBA, the AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration is among the most popular areas of academic study at Nicholls.

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