Professor Marvin Painter retires

Keith Willoughby

Dr. Marvin Painter

Culminating an outstanding career spanning over four decades with the Edwards School of Business, Dr. Marv Painter retired from his faculty duties in June 2019.

Dr. Painter’s superb service in the Department of Management and Marketing enlivened the experience of both undergraduate and graduate students. His contributions to university and college governance—as a Department Head and member of the University Review Committee—were consequential and compelling. Through his academic skill-set and keen perspective, he provided important scholarly additions across the fields of agribusiness management, entrepreneurship, and farmland investment strategies.

Dr. Painter was ardently involved in teaching, research, consulting work, and executive training programs. His combination of academic theory and industry insight permitted him to explore such consulting avenues as economic development projects, business planning and feasibility studies, personal financial planning, marketing analysis, forensic accounting, and agricultural financial analysis. Of note, he was deeply involved in executive training programs through the Edwards School of Business, including such topics as venture management, investment analysis, and personal financial planning.

As a member of the inaugural group of Wilson Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence Scholars, Marv helped to expand entrepreneurial principles and programs across the University of Saskatchewan campus. In what must surely be an Edwards instructor record, Marv taught courses in three of our four academic departments. His versatile background, combined with an authentic work ethic, allowed Marv to offer a robust impact in any of his endeavors.

A gentleman. A scholar. An administrative leader and profound professional. Congratulations, Marv, on a tremendously successful career!

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