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Corine Norgaard, 73, former dean of the School of Management, died June 4, of pancreatic cancer.
Norgaard served as KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Accounting and dean of the School of Management from August 1993 until July 1996, when she left to assume the deanship of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from North Texas State University, and her PhD in accounting and statistics from the University of Texas at Austin.
Prior to joining Binghamton University, she was professor of accounting and director of external affairs and development for the School of Business Administration at the University of Connecticut. During her career, she also taught at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Connecticut, and was a visiting professor at the Yale University School of Organization and Management and at the University of British Columbia.
Vincent Pasquale, former associate dean of the SOM, said Norgaard was a great friend and very proud of her Texas heritage, sharing her love of Texan customs with faculty and staff, hosting celebrations of Texas Independence Day and Texas-style ice cream socials. “She established great rapport with faculty, students, alumni and members of the local business community,” he said. “She was generous with her time, and her down-to-earth style contributed to her ability to work well with and bring out the best in all who were fortunate enough to have known and worked with her.”
“She was a leader dedicated to excellence,” said Mary Ann Swain, former provost and now professor in the Decker School of Nursing. “She was dedicated especially to ensuring that students received a first-rate education that prepared them well for their subsequent careers.”
Thomas Kelly, who preceded Norgaard as SOM dean and served as vice president for external affairs while she was dean, added that Norgaard played a key role in strengthening the school’s relationships. “[She] worked very hard to take to the next level the relationship of our SOM with the largest accounting firms,” he said. “Corinne also worked hard to have the School ready for its move to Academic I (now called Academic A); she and her husband, Richard, contributed personally to this project by providing a gift to name the Dean’s Suite. A plaque in the Deans’ Office honors this important gift.”
Norgaard was co-author of Principles of Accounting (1991), Management Accounting (1985) and numerous articles and reviews. She also authored Compilation and Review of Financial Projection, a self-study professional development course. She served on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, as vice president of the 25,000 member American Accounting Association, Northeast Region, and as associate editor of The Accounting Review.
Norgaard is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard, who was a research professor in economics at Binghamton, a son and daughter-in-law, a grandson and a sister. A memorial and concert will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Storrs Congregational Church, corner of Route 195 and North Eagleville Road, Storrs, Conn. Donations may be made to the Corine T. Norgaard Women in Business Lecture Series, attn. Toni, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford, CT 06157, or the Corine T. Norgaard Fund for Healthcare Excellence, Windham Hospital Foundation, 112 Mansfield Ave., Willimantic, CT 06626.
Notes of condolence may be sent to Richard Norgaard, 556 Wormwood Hill Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250.