Posted by Joseph Phillips, Jr. on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:11 AM PDT
Professor Chauncey Burke is retiring from SU after 37 years of service. While most of us know Chauncey as a marketing professor, he actually started at SU as a staff member, serving as MBA Program Director for four years beginning in 1977. He went on to earn his Ph.D at the University of Washington and then joined our marketing faculty. Chauncey has taught many SU students over the years, and a number of them have told me how influential he was in their SU education and professional careers.
Among the many highlights in Chauncey's time at SU is his involvement with the Pacioli Society and the famous study tour to Sansepolcro, Italy that took place annually for more than two decades. Along with Bill Weis and Dave Tinius and others, Chauncey produced the much acclaimed film, Luca Pacioli: Unsung Hero of the Renaissance. These three colleagues used the film to promote to the world the important role of Pacioli in developing modern day accounting! Chauncey was a CPA and thus imminently qualified for this endeavor!
In the 1990's, Chauncey was important in representing Albers to the external community, serving on the local boards of the American Marketing Association and the Seattle Advertising Federation. Later in his career, he developed an interest in sustainability and how firms could use it for competitive advantage.
Congratulations to Chauncey on his 37 years of service to SU and the guidance he has provided to his students over nearly four decades!