The Anderson School of Management has lost one of its treasured faculty members. Dr. Ken Baker, former Associate Dean and Marketing Professor, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Dr. Baker was a leader in Marketing at the Anderson School and served in various leadership capacities at Anderson and UNM during his tenure. He will be missed dearly.
Pat Elliott, Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the Anderson School of Management at UNM, died on August 11, 2009 after a three-year battle with lung cancer.
She was nationally known as an expert in federal income taxes and was a pioneer in advancing the role of women in the accounting profession. Pat became the first woman tenure-track faculty member at the Anderson School in 1977. She also was the first woman to receive tenure there.
Pat also was a mentor for many students during her 20-year tenure at the Anderson School and was a role model for many women seeking a career in accounting.
A three-time recipient of the Anderson School's Outstanding Teacher award, former Anderson School Dean Bob Rehder said she was a very popular teacher, "a high-energy person, students loved her, she was very thoughtful and had an uplifting personality... personally and professionally she was outstanding."
Pat created and nurtured the graduate program in taxation at the Anderson School.
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John Finkelstein passed away on February 24, 2008. He was a Professor of Finance at Anderson.
Dr. Howard Finston, age 88, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 1, 2012. He was a Labor Arbitrator, Professor, and former Dean of the Anderson School of Management at UNM. He will be remembered by his kind and impartial demeanor, his unique sense of humor and his love of jaguars. Memorial contributions may be made to an endowment that is being established at the UNM Anderson School of Management for female graduate students. Please contact the Development Office.
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Retired UNM Anderson Lecturer, Dr. David O. Harris, passed away in Fall, 2013. We will miss his quick wit and contributions to the MIDS department and Anderson. David taught a variety of courses in MIS and Project Management. One of Anderson's first full-time lecturers, David also designed and taught Anderson's first course in Project Management, a field that has since emerged as vitally important in the workplace. A hallmark of David's classes was his blend of classroom theory with practical, real world involvement with the professional community. Prior to teaching at Anderson, David had a distinguished career in UNM's central IT organization.
David's passion was breeding and judging dog shows, and he earned a worldwide reputation for his work and his books on the subject. His books include The Bully Breeds (Kennel Club Classics) in 2008; Bull Terriers Today in 1998 and 2002, and Full Circle: A History of the Colored Bull Terrier (1990). He was a long-time member of the Mile High Bull Terrier Club and requested that well-wishers donate generously to the fund established at US Bank: http://www.mhbtc.com/donations.html
Howard "Ward" Hickey Jr.
The Anderson School of Management has lost one of its treasured faculty members. Howard (Ward) Hickey, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Albuquerque. Professor Hickey came to UNM Anderson in 2000 where he taught banking courses and was the liaison between the Anderson School and the banking community. Professor Hickey was not just an educator, he acted as an advisor, a mentor and a friend to his students and faculty and staff.
"Howard was a source of positive energy and a spark of inspiration to a generation of students and to all of us," said Anderson Dean Doug Brown. "We will endeavor to fill the emptiness left by his passing with memories of all the joy he brought to our lives."
Suleiman "Sul" Khalil Kassicieh
Suleiman (Sul) Kassicieh, 65, beloved husband, father, son, uncle and brother passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 surrounded by numerous family members and friends. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Heyam Kassicieh; his two children, Charlie and Christina; his mother, Raoufeh; and his two siblings, Samir and May.
Suleiman was born in Jerusalem, Palestine on May 6, 1952 to Khalil and Raoufeh Kassicieh. He spent his first two years in Jerusalem until the family had to flee the conflict and settle in Amman, Jordan. Suleiman went to college in the United Kingdom then came to Albuquerque in 1973 where he attended UNM and received his BS in Mathematics. After being awarded an MBA in Finance from UNM, he moved to the University of Iowa where he received his PhD in Operations Research and International Business. Suleiman spent two years in Illinois as an assistant professor and then moved back to UNM where he taught and did research at the Anderson School of Business for the past 36 years. He was appointed the first ever Distinguished Professor at Anderson.
During his distinguished career at UNM, Sul was passionate about entrepreneurial start-ups, technology ventures, and job creation in Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. The annual Business Plan Competition public event, which reflected on-going collaboration between UNM and the business community, including the national labs Sandia and Los Alamos, was one of Sul's singular achievements as a UNM Professor and a member of the Albuquerque community. He will be dearly missed.
Friends may visit Friday, October 20, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Wyoming. Interment will follow the Funeral Service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Presbyterian Cancer Center, a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network, 8300 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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S. Howard Kraye
Our dear friend and colleague, S. Howard Kraye, passed suddenly on Saturday, May 14, 2011.
Howard was "a friend, a valued research colleague, a leader in innovative education, a tireless professor, and a friend who always had wise advice if I ever needed it" said Dr. Steven Yourstone, Department Chair. Howard had been an integral part of Anderson. His education was both formal as well as significantly practical from the world of business and the military.
S. Howard Kraye had over 34 years of experience in the design, installation, and management of complex electronic and computer systems. He was a recognized expert in Quality Control and taught mathematics, statistics, operations management, and technology assessment. He was a recognized entrepreneur and international speaker having spoken in seminars throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Japan. S. Howard Kraye achieved the 2010 Bizzell Award for Best Innovative Teaching Approach, sponsored by AACSB Southwest Business Deans in June 2010.
William S. "Bill" Peters, a former professor at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Business, passed away April 4, 2007.
He served in the Navy during WWII. Bill received his BA from Dartmouth in 1946, where he was a Rufus Choate Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his MBA (1948) and PhD (1954) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at the Wharton School from 1947 to 1955, the University of Montana (then Montana State) from 1955 to 1959, Arizona State University from 1959 to 1968, and joined the UNM faculty in 1968. He retired in 1988. During his career he was an active scholar, publishing papers in a variety of professional journals, co-authoring college textbooks on statistical analysis, and authoring Counting for Something: Statistical Principles and Personalities published in 1987. He served as editor of the journal Decision Sciences from 1972 to 1974, New Mexico Business from 1977 to 1979, and the Southwestern Review of Management and Economics from 1981 to 1986.
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Robert R. Rehder
Robert R. Rehder, was 82 years old when he quietly passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012. His family and friends had a chance to visit him and share some quality moments with this wonderful man. Dr. Rehder, a graduate of Stanford University, first visited Albuquerque on a Route 66 road trip in 1955. The desert southwest won a place in his great big heart and he returned with his family in 1969. After completing his hillside home, he helped found the Robert O. Anderson School of Management, to which he was Dean from 1969 to 1979. He continued as a full professor at the School of Management until his retirement in 2001. Bob will be fondly remembered for his intelligence, wit, compassion and a wry sense of humor. He is survived by his son, Mark Rehder and his beloved partner, Irene Thurston and their families. Thanks Bob, we were blessed to share our time with you. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 10:30 a.m., at the UNM Alumni Memorial Chapel. Please visit our online guestbook for Bob at www.FrenchFunerals.com.
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Carl Schultz, Ph.D, professor in the Anderson Schools of Management (ASM), died August 7, 2002
Schultz earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of North Carolina in 1979. He accepted a faculty appointment with the Anderson Schools that same year, rising through the professional ranks to professor in 1991.
His research focused on seminal issues in operations management. Schultz disseminated his research in the highest quality academic journals including Decision Sciences, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Management Science and OMEGA, for which he has received considerable academic acclaim.
Students consistently lauded Schultz for his teaching effectiveness. They viewed his classes as tough, but exceptional for their content and skill development. He combined theory and practice while keeping classes lively with his subtle humor.
"Carl's colleagues held him in the highest regard for his contribution to management education and academic advancements in his field. However, the collective sentiment is that our School and the University community have lost someone very special; someone who deeply touched the lives of those around him; who left the world a much better place for his presence; and, someone who simply cannot be replaced," said ASM Dean Howard Smith.
Daniel Michael Slate, Ph.D.
Daniel Michael Slate, Ph.D., Anderson Professor Emeritus
Dr. Slate earned his BS in Psychology, and his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Washington. A veteran of the United States Naval Reserve, Dr. Slate joined the faculty of Anderson School of Management in 1967. He was active in community service, serving on the boards of Catholic Social Services, the Nob Hill Main Street Association, and Carrie Tingley Hospital's Strategic Planning Committee among other non-profit concerns. He served as a consultant to various state agencies, professional organizations, and research corporations, and published several books and monographs on economics and marketing. He was a member of the American Economic Association, the American Society for the Advancement of Sciences, and was recognized in American Men of Sciences and Who's Who in American Education.
Former students remember Dr. Slate as a memorable and insightful instructor who had a profound influence upon their lives. Professor Emeritus Dr. Allen Parkman recalls that Dr. Slate was a charismatic teacher, and he was instrumental in his hiring in 1975.
John A. Yeakel, Ph.D.
John A. Yeakel, Ph.D, Anderson Emeritus and Latin American studies at the University of New Mexico, was born December 25,1930 and died August 30, 2016 from melanoma.
He was survived by his wife, Deborah, a retired APS teacher, three brothers and two sisters. John is missed daily. A man of integrity and constance, he lived what he believed. He pursued knowledge with diligence, implemented his findings, and passed on his learning with enthusiasm, giving this gift as husband, son-in-law, brother, uncle, public accountant, professor, award-winning author, counselor, pharmacist, gardener, neighbor, mentor, and c.at and dog-master.
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