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Visiting Associate Professor and Interim Dean, School of Business
Carol Wittmeyer

6 Sigma
The National Society of Fundraising Executives
New York State Teacher Certificates of Qualification
Sloan Foundation Online Teaching


Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of Rochester
MBA, Accounting, St. Bonaventure University
BBA, Accounting, St. Bonaventure University

Carol Wittmeyer serves as a visiting associate professor and the interim dean of the School of Business at St. John Fisher College where she has led the Family Business Initiative. Carol is a Smith Family Business Fellow at Cornell University and a faculty member for Loyola University Chicago’s Family Business Center.

She is a professor emerita at St. Bonaventure University, where she taught management and founded/advised the Family Business Club. Wittmeyer was tenured in business and education and served as interim dean of the School of Education during financial exigency (1994-6). She was certified in K-12 technology and business education.

Carol is active in many management and family business organizations and has dozens of presentations and articles, particularly in the family business discipline. She has served as an educational consultant and advisor to several regional and international multigenerational family firms.

Carol served as president and board member of the George and Robin Raymond Family Business Institute – a family foundation dedicated to supporting family business located at Alfred University. Prior to that she served as associate vice president for advancement at Alfred University, managing The New Millennial Campaign, which raised $82 million.

Carol’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Rochester was on the decision-making processes of governing boards, and suggested that boards tend to "satisfice" when financial situations are strong and lean towards closely managing institutions when financial situations are weak. Fisher participated in her research. She earned an MBA and BBA in accounting from St. Bonaventure University.

Wittmeyer worked in public accounting (auditing) and banking early in her career.

She earned certificates from Harvard’s Negotiations and Management Programs, Wharton’s Strategy Program, and has an International Business Certificate from the Beijing Institute of Technology. She is certified in online teaching from KeyPath and the Sloan Foundation.

Carol has spent sabbaticals visiting companies in various cities in China, Italy, and Switzerland. Her family owns three enterprises in Western New York and Dallas.

Carol has served on several boards (business advisory and non-profits) and is a eucharistic minister at Fisher, St. Bonaventure University/St. Mary’s of the Angels (serving nursing home patients), and Our Lady of Pompeii in Lancaster, NY. Her family has endowed scholarships at the University of Rochester and through the Cattaraugus Community Foundation.

Additional Education

  • Harvard Law School, Negotiation and Leadership Program, June 2012
  • Beijing Institute of Technology, International Business Certificate, May 2011
  • Sloan Foundation, Certificate in Online Learning, June 2010
  • Wharton Business School, Strategy Program, October 2008
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Management Development Program, June 1996
  • University of Rochester Post-Doctoral Fellow, 1996-1997
    • Conducted research on case study methodology
    • Chaired Student Handbook Committee
    • Taught doctoral course: Case Studies in Higher Education
  • St. Bonaventure University, Administration, Supervision and Curriculum Master Level Courses, Spring 1984

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