Department Chair Accounting/Entrepreneurship/Marketing
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, New York
Course(s): VIN 132 Finance & Accounting for Wine Business
Ricky Thibodeau is the current Department Chair, Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Marketing who also oversees the School of Business Advisement Center at Hudson Valley Community College. Ricky is a proven leader with over 30 years of work experience in industry and academics. Previously, he was the Assistant Dean at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lally School of Management and Technology where he directed the overall operations including enrollment management, career services, alumni affairs, student services, industry relations, advising and IT. Past experiences include overseeing the operations for the Regional Center for Semiconductor and Nanotechnology Education center through an NSF grant at HVCC.
Ricky’s corporate career includes over 10 years of localization / internationalization experience including several years working with partners in China, Japan, Korea and Europe. He is experienced as an entrepreneur with running his own business and consulting with start-ups in establishing new business endeavors. Ricky completed his MBA at RPI, his BS in Computer Science from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and his AAS in Computer Information Science from HVCC. He has also completed courses for his PhD. A dedicated, loyal, enthusiastic, hard worker who is always positive and encouraging of students and speaks fluent French.