Sacramento State welcomes Jean Francois Coget as the dean of the College of Business. Having begun his duties in January, Coget is already busy team building among his faculty and staff and forging relationships in the greater community.
Most recently, Coget served as dean of Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics. Prior to that, he’d been long established at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he served as professor, department chair and associate dean of their business school.
“Learning is my biggest enjoyment and as dean, there is something to learn every day,” says Coget. “The position is a bit like being CEO of a small organization, as I have about 130 employees and about 4,000 students that our program serves. The wide range of challenges to solve and people to collaborate with enables me to use my entire palette of skills.”
A leader known for active listening, clear and succinct communication, strategic thinking and self-awareness, Coget relishes the school’s opportunity to make positive impacts on several fronts. “We’re positioning our students for success, training the workforce for California’s capital city and beyond, and striving to make business a force for good in the world,” he says.
“We’re positioning our students for success, training the workforce for California’s capital city and beyond, and striving to make business a force for good in the world.” - Jean-Francois Coget, Dean of the College of Business
Prepared to guide the creation of new programs and the evolution of existing programs, Coget points out that both will require partnering with the community. He will balance his time between internal focus at the school and interacting with the community at large.
“One of my immediate goals is bringing together all stakeholders to define a unifying direction for the business school,” he says. “We’ll figure out where we currently are and what our vision is for the future. Sac State and Sacramento as a whole are on upward trajectories and through collaboration, engagement and innovation, the College of Business has the potential to be one of the best in the California State University system.”