Wall Named Academic VP

Canisius President John J. Hurley appointed Richard A. Wall, PhD, vice president for academic affairs. Wall has served as interim vice president since July 2011.

“Rick has done an outstanding job of leading the college’s academic division during some challenging times and has been praised by members of the college’s faculty for his collegial and collaborative style,” said President Hurley in his announcement of the appointment. “I am grateful for his willingness to continue to serve Canisius in this important role.”

A professor of economics and finance, Wall is widely recognized as an educator and scholar. He played a key role in the design and implementation of the Golden Griffin Fund (GGF), and developed coursework, advised and monitored the equity analysis of students’ potential stock selections. As a chartered financial analyst, Wall created financial analyst preparation courses for undergraduate and graduate students