Vincent Raymond, former associate business dean, dies

Author: Michael O. Garvey


Vincent R. Raymond, former associate dean of the University ofNotre Dames Mendoza College of Business, died Sunday (March 5) inLos Angelesafter a brief illness.

Raymond was bornApril 29, 1922, inNewark,N.J.After serving in the Army from 1940 to 1945, he married Lisa Vaida ofHigh Bridge,N.J., onNov. 29, 1946.He studied business management at Rutgers andHarvardUniversitiesand received an MBA degree from Harvard in 1951.He worked inNew Jerseyas 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 facultySept. 1, 1957.

At Notre Dame, Raymond taught popular courses in management and helped form the Universitys freshman year program before becoming assistant dean of theCollegeofBusinessin 1966 and associate dean in 1973.He retired onMay 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.Id 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 Raymonda very dear friend from whose counsel and advice I benefited greatly during my tenure.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday (March 10) at McGann Hay, University Chapel, 2313 E. Edison Road, South Bend, and services will be held in the same location at 10 a.m. Saturday (March 11).

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