Ronald W. Ferner M.B.A.
Professor; Dean; Undergrad Chair, Dept. of Business Administration / School of Business and Leadership
B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology M.B.A., University of Chicago
“A Problem Solving Process for Christian Leaders” (2003)
“Retirement: Increased Leisure or Renewed Purpose?”(2004)
“Church Support for Doing Business in God’s World” with Dr. Philip Ryken (2010)
Elder and Trustee at Tenth Presbyterian Church-Philadelphia.
Served on the board of various not-for-profits such as United Way, YMCA, Sacramento Mayor’s Council, University of California-Davis Graduate School of Management Business Partnership Program, California Manufacturer’s Association, Paul Tripp Ministries, and International Business and Education Consultants (IBEC).
Interesting or Shaping Experiences
Extensive travel (China 6 times; Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Turkey, Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Haiti, Dominican Republic).
Business Experience: Joined the university after retiring from Campbell Soup Company.
His career at Campbell Soup included positions as plant manager at several Campbell facilities in Chicago, Minnesota, Nebraska and California. He held management assignments at the Campbell World Headquarters in Camden, NJ including Vice President – Operations, Logistics and Strategy. He was also Vice President –Western Region (located in California), before closing out his career at the World Headquarters as Vice President for Low Cost Business Systems.
Personal and Professional Goals
To act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with my God (Micah 6:8)
Favorite Cairn Memory
Seeing the first graduating class of business students
Business as a Calling - Michael Novak
Foundations of the Christian Faith - James Boice
Discovering God on Stories from the Bible - Philip Ryken
Fun and Interesting Fact
To celebrate my son’s graduation from college, we rode our motorcycles from New Jersey to California.