New FSU College of Business Endowed Professorship Named For Former Business Dean Stith

Melvin Stith headshot

The executive committee of the Florida State University College of Business Board of Governors honored former dean Mel Stith by creating a new professorship, the Melvin T. Stith Sr. Professor of Business Administration.

“Dr. Stith is admired by former students and colleagues alike, and his professional and personal accomplishments continue to have a positive influence on the college,” said board and executive committee chair Tim Cole (Marketing ’79). “This professorship is a great way to recognize his many achievements and to thank him for his leadership of the College of Business community.”

Widely recognized as a transformational leader and for his work ethic and collaborative style, Stith served as dean and Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration from 1991 to 2004. In 2018, he was inducted into the Charles A. Rovetta Faculty Hall of Fame, the college’s highest honor for retired or former faculty members.

This endowed professorship is the first of many to be created over time through executive committee members’ annual donations.