After 40 years of service in higher education, Millersville University’s Dr. Douglas Frazer has retired, effective July 1, 2020.
Frazer most recently served as the interim dean for the Lombardo College of Business.
His tenure included successive terms chairing, at various times, the departments of business administration, accounting and finance, and management and marketing.
Frazier led or participated in every major initiative undertaken by the departments that support the business administration program at Millersville. He led the creation of the original department of business administration and oversaw its accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the proposal that resulted in a master of business administration degree, and, most recently, the successful preparations that led to the inaugural year of the Lombardo College of Business.
Frazer also maintained a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure and achieved life membership status in the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and ran a scholarship program.
“You have not only earned the respect of your faculty colleagues over that time, but also the gratitude of the administration for your leadership as interim dean and your integral role in establishing the new Lombardo College of Business,” said Dr. Vilas Prabhu, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
Frazier graduated from McDaniel College with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1971. He earned his master’s degree from Northwestern University in 1977 and doctorate from Temple University in 1987.
“I hope that you will continue to engage with Millersville University as Professor Emeritus,” Prabhu added.
Frazer was replaced by Dr. Marc Tomljanovich as the Lombardo College of Business’ dean.
“Doug Frazer is really an icon of business at Millersville,” Tomljanovich said.