The Passing of Professor Emeritus Frank DeZoort

Frank A. DeZoort, Ph.D., longtime director of Graduate Business Programs at Stetson University and professor emeritus of Management, passed away Feb. 11 in Decatur, Georgia. He was 74.

DeZoort worked for Stetson from 1983 to 2010 and was instrumental in expanding the graduate programs in the School of Business Administration.

He helped start the joint J.D./M.B.A. program, which allows students to receive both an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Stetson, said Fred K. Augustine, Jr., Ph.D., professor and chair of Information Systems at Stetson. And he helped to create Stetson’s Executive M.B.A. program, and the joint Master of Science/M.B.A. program that pairs a M.S. from the University of Florida’s Pharmacy program with an M.B.A. from Stetson.

DeZoort moved back to Georgia and was named professor emeritus after retiring from the university in 2010. A resident of Stone Mountain, he enjoyed spending time with family, including his grandchildren, and watching the Georgia Bulldogs and the Atlanta Braves. He held a B.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. from Oglethorpe University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to the Benedictine Military School in Savannah, where he was a graduate.