Dr. George Vozikis of the University of Tulsa has been named the Edward Reighard Chair of Management and director of the Institute for Family Business at California State University, Fresno.

Dr. Doug Hensler, dean of the Sid Craig School of Business, said the appointment is effective when the fall semester begins Aug. 21. Vozikis succeeds Drs. Robert Hill and Tim Stearns, who previously held the chair.

For the past 10 years, Vozikis has served as Bovaird Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies at Tulsa. He also is the founding director of the university’s Family-Owned Business Institute and the Tulsa University Innovation Institute.

“With the addition of Dr. Vozikis to the Craig School of Business, we are advancing the Institute for Family Business in a very powerful way,” Hensler said. “We look forward to deepening Craig School and Fresno State ties to the family business community and assisting this tremendous source of jobs throughout the Central Valley and in California.

“In addition, Dr. Vozikis brings to the Craig School and Fresno State profound strengths in innovation, entrepreneurship, strategic management, international business, organizational behavior, general management,” Hensler said.

Previously, Vozikis held positions at The Citadel, the Medical University of South Carolina, University of Memphis, University of Alabama in Huntsville, University of Miami, University of Oklahoma and University of North Texas.

Vozikis earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the Law School of the University of Athens, Greece, in 1973, an M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1975 and a Ph.D. in management policy and systems with emphasis on strategic management and international business from the University of Georgia in 1979.