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Rick Snow, former vice president, general counsel and secretary of business software giant J.D. Edwards & Co., will serve as Executive-in-Residence for the College of Business at Colorado State University for the Spring 2006 semester.
His duties will include lecturing in select undergraduate and graduate courses, assisting the career counseling program, helping faculty connect with industry representatives, mentoring students and advising the dean and key college leaders on strategic planning.
Snow has 33 years experience as a corporate legal executive in the high-technology industry. He started the legal department at J.D. Edwards in 1990 and grew it to 45 people before retiring in 2004.
"Rick has a wealth of knowledge about the corporate world, so he will be a tremendous asset for our students and faculty," said Ajay Menon, dean of the College of Business. "We are grateful to him for sharing his insights and for his devotion to the college and the university."
In addition to his advisory role within the college, Snow will teach business law and ethics in the college’s evening MBA and distance-learning programs. He currently serves as a member of the Global Leadership Council, the dean’s advisory board for College of Business.
"I always believed education got me where I am and helped me to be successful, so I have a strong desire to give something back," Snow said. "I can give students some idea of what the real world is like out there and what they can expect."
The Executive-in-Residence Program is intended to enhance the academic excellence of the College of Business with the practical experience of senior business executives. The program supplements the educational experience of business students by matching qualified business leaders at different levels to volunteer opportunities within the college.
Snow obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from California Western School of Law.
At J.D. Edwards, he helped negotiate the PeopleSoft merger before retiring in 2004. Prior to joining J.D. Edwards, he served as corporate counsel for Hathaway Corp. from 1986 to 1990; vice president, general counsel and a board member of Global-Ultimaac Systems from 1983 to 1986; senior counsel for Storage Technology Corp. from 1978 to 1983; corporate counsel for Tymshare from 1973 to 1978; and contracts and real estate manager for Memorex from 1971 to 1973.