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Vincent Raymond, former associate business dean, dies

by Michael O. Garvey, Notre Dame News & Information

March 6, 2006

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Vincent R. Raymond, former associate dean of the University of  Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, died Sunday (March 5) in Los Angeles after a brief illness.

Raymond was born April 29, 1922, in Newark, N.J.  After serving in the Army from 1940 to 1945, he married Lisa Vaida of High Bridge, N.J., on Nov. 29, 1946.  He studied business management at Rutgers and Harvard Universities and received an MBA degree from Harvard in 1951.  He worked in New Jersey as sales manager for G.B.C. Sales and Service, as assistant plant manager for Hercules Powder Company, and as treasurer for Exact Level and Tool Company before joining the Notre Dame faculty Sept. 1, 1957. 

At Notre Dame, Raymond taught popular courses in management and helped form the University’s freshman year program before becoming assistant dean of the College of Business in 1966 and associate dean in 1973.  He retired on May 21, 2000. 

While widely praised as an administrator, he occasionally expressed a longing for more time to teach sophomores.  “The sophomore year is a crossroads,” he said.  “The whole issue of ‘What am I going to be?’ comes out at this time.  I’d like to show them that they need to devote more time to becoming a well-rounded person and less time worrying about which course is going to help them get which job.” 

Frank K. Reilly, professor of finance at Notre Dame and dean of the college from 1981 to 1987, called Raymond “a very dear friend from whose counsel and advice I benefited greatly during my tenure.”   

McGann's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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