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Anderson Schools Award Prestigious Lectureships and Professorships

October 28, 1999

ALBUQUERQUE – Albuquerque’s leaders in the business community have come together to provide significant support for The University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management. More than $100,000 has been awarded to Anderson’s faculty members in the form of endowed lectureships and professorships.

A selection committee consisting of Dr. Waneta Tuttle of PhDx Systems, Inc., UNM Associate Provost for Research Nasir Ahmed, former Anderson Schools Dean Dr. Ed Caplan, and Professor William Bullers, Chair of the Marketing, Information and Decision Sciences Department at the Schools, selected award winners.

Corporate gifts for excellence include: Professor Alistair Preston, Arthur Andersen Endowed Professorship; Professor Jesse Dillard, KPMG Professorship of Accounting; Professor Allen Parkman, J. C. Baldridge Lumber Company Lectureship; Associate Professor James Hamill, Rogoff Erickson Diamond and Walker Endowed Lectureship. Receiving the Sandia Federal Savings and Loan Endowed Lectureships were Professor Gautam Vora, Associate Professor Joni Young and Associate Professor John Schatzberg.

Professor Hamill says of his award, “The Rogoff Erickson Diamond and Walker lectureship helps to level the playing field between the compensation paid at UNM and that of other research-oriented universities. It also helps to demonstrate the support that the professional community has for our accounting program. This type of support is important, particularly when it comes from a firm with a long-standing reputation for quality.”

In addition to these corporate gifts, the following private and institutional prizes were awarded: Professor Suleiman Kassicieh, the Albert Franklin Black Professorship of Entrepreneurship; Professor Helen Muller, The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management Foundation Professorship; Professor Dwight Grant, Douglas Minge Brown Professorship; Professor Avraham Shama, James L. & Betty Rutledge Endowed Professorship; Assistant Professor Yolanda Sarason, Edward Wood Endowed Lectureship; and Professor Richard Reid, The Anderson Schools of Management Foundation Lectureship. Two Anderson professors received Regents Professorships – Professor Jeanne Logsdon and Associate Professor Jacqueline N. Hood.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.