College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Randall L. Marcuson

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Randall L. Marcuson currently serves as Executive Chairman of Advanced Animal Diagnostics, a Durham, NC venture backed, development stage company focused on the early, rapid, on-site diagnosis of diseases of farm animals. Prior to AAD, Randy led Embrex as President, CEO and Board Member for 16 years. Embrex was a "home-grown" publicly traded North Carolina based bio-technology company focused on the global poultry industry. Before Embrex, Mr. Marcuson worked as Vice President of American Cyanamid's international animal health business for 5 years and also spent 10 years with Monsanto Agricultural Products Company in both domestic and international (Asia) sales, marketing, and product management positions. A 1974 graduate of the University of Kansas, he earned his BA in international relations and East Asian studies. He is also a Vietnam Veteran and was a Chief Warrant Officer/helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. He is currently an executive coach for the MBA Leadership Immersion Program at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, NC and a member of the Advisory Board for the KU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Areas of Focus: Japanese language, East Asia, and language for business purposes.



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The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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