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COBE to Recognize Pat Shannon, Susan Fry at Dec. 13 Retirement Reception

By: Brady W Moore   Published 3:10 pm / December 4, 2017

Patrick Shannon and Susan Fry are retiring after a combined more than 60 years with Boise State University. The campus community is invited to the Micron Business and Economics Building, Williams Executive Boardroom, Room 4201 from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, to bid Shannon and Fry a fond farewell.

Portrait of Pat Shannon. Shannon began his career at Boise State University in 1974 and over his more than 40-year career has served in the roles of professor, administrator, department chair, associate dean and dean of the College of Business and Economics. During his time as dean of COBE, Shannon was instrumental in the fundraising efforts and design of the Micron Business and Economics Building dedicated in 2012. Shannon helped lead the college through important milestones such as accreditation reviews and curricular changes, including the addition of the MBA programs as well as continuing his research, authoring textbooks, making academic presentations and industry consulting.

“Dr. Shannon has served Boise State University and its students in outstanding ways and has contributed his expertise and service with absolute dedication,” said Diane Schooley-Pettis, COBE associate dean for faculty and administrative affairs. “I had the extraordinary pleasure of serving as his associate dean and am grateful for the opportunity to learn leadership and compassion from such an accomplished professional.”

Many of Shannon’s fellow faculty, staff and current and past students have commented over the years on the many ways that he inspired, supported and advocated for Boise State University and the community.

Portrait of Susan Fry. Fry is retiring from Boise State after 22 years of service.

As a special lecturer in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management, Fry has taught a number of large capacity courses including business statistics and other foundational courses required of all business students. In addition, Fry has served as a representative for the undergraduate curriculum committee, the core curriculum assessment committee and the faculty scholar award and service award selection committee. She has worked as a consultant with publishing companies to contribute educational content for textbooks and online courses. Her dedication to students is evident by her positive evaluations and the efforts Fry offered to help students achieve success.