Trustees honor 3 profs, approve degrees, program name change
David Denis, professor of finance, was named to the Burton D. Morgan Chair of Private Enterprise. More on this story from Purdue News Service.
Purdue Board of Trustees recognizes 3 professors
Charalambos (Roko) Aliprantis was named the Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Krannert School of Management. Dan E. Schendel, also of the Krannert School, was honored as the Blake Family Endowed Chair in Strategic Management. More on this story.
Susan B. Butler, BSIM '65, HDR '99, has made a gift of $750,000 to endow the Susan Bulkeley Butler Chair in Operations Management at Krannert. Butler is managing partner in the office of the CEO of Accenture in Irving, Texas.
"We are fortunate to have successful alumni, such as Susan Butler, who help us move toward our goal of preeminence in business education," said Richard A. Cosier, Krannert School dean and Leeds Professor of Management. "Now that our new
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Butler's contribution came in response to a challenge gift from Krannert alum Harold Greenberg and Purdue graduate Al Schleicher. The gift totals $1.5 million and will help fund the salary of the professor who holds the new chair. The gift's principal will remain intact in perpetuity.
"I am where I am in large part because of what Krannert has given me," Butler said. "From my success, I am honored to be able to 'give forward' for the future of Krannert: its preeminent faculty, its innovative students, and its supportive environment."
In today's competitive academic environment, universities use endowed academic chairs and professorships - the ultimate peer recognition for faculty - to reward, retain, and recruit top scholars for exceptional performance in teaching, research and service.
Purdue has 68 distinguished and named professorships that are either fully endowed, partially endowed, or annually funded. By contrast, Indiana University has 347. The University of Illinois has 219; the University of Michigan, 245; Penn State University, 208; Georgia Institute of Technology, 76.
Prabuddha De, who will join the Krannert School of Management faculty in the fall as a tenured full professor of management, will be the Accenture Professor of Information Technology.
"Endowed faculty positions, such as these, are important in Purdue's reaching the next level of academic excellence," said Purdue Provost Sally Frost Mason. "The interest, dividends and earnings of these gifts, given by alumni and friends, provide
De, who currently holds the Sherman-Standard Register Chair in Management Information Systems at the University of Dayton, was previously on the faculty of Ohio State University. He earned his bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Calcutta, his master's degree in computer science from Pennsylvania State University and his doctorate in industrial administration from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1979.
De has published more than 50 articles in scholarly journals, received research funding from the National Science Foundation and a number of corporations, and serves on the advisory boards or editorial boards of six scholarly journals in his area. He also has played key roles in major academic organizations and conferences. His research involves database systems, human factors, software engineering, e-business and a number of other computer-related areas.
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