In Memoriam: Andrew Sikula Sr.


Dr. Andrew Sikula Sr. who served as  associate dean, director of the Graduate School of Management, Richard G. Miller Endowed Chair and professor of business administration during his 14 years at Marshall, died June 4.

Born an identical twin in Akron, Ohio, he was a gifted athlete who played football, baseball and basketball for the Mogadore, Ohio, schools, altogether lettering in nine sports. In addition, he was salutatorian of his graduating class. He and his brother attended Hiram College  on full academic scholarships, where they both played football.  He earned an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University.  With an avid interest in business ethics, he served as professor, associate dean or dean at five state universities before coming to Marshall.  He founded Marshall’s Doctor of Management Practice in Nurse Anesthesia (DMPNA) program.

He enjoyed living near water and boating and was a fan of country music.    He had started a new avocation, writing song lyrics, and had several of his lyrics put to music.

He is survived by his wife, Judy; sons, Andrew Drew II, Andrew III, Andrew AJ, IV, Andrew Arik V; daughters Ana Sikula, and Alissa Dodd,  two brothers and a sister, and five grandchildren.