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05-03-2007

Michael Bommer to be Named Professor Emeritus at Clarkson University Commencement

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Michael R.W. Bommer of Canton, a professor of operations & information systems in the School of Business, will be named professor emeritus at next weekend's May 13 commencement ceremony for his 34 years of exemplary service to Clarkson University. Bommer Emeritus

During his time at Clarkson, Bommer has displayed dedication and leadership as area coordinator of Production/Operations Management and Information Systems, co-founder and co-director of Project Arete, director of the Engineering and Manufacturing Management Industry Graduate Program, chair of the Department of Management and acting dean of the School of Management.

Throughout his career, he has contributed to useful research and business analysis publishing two books and more than 100 articles that enhanced the University's reputation in the U.S. and abroad. Bommer, an exemplary educator, who has influenced generations of students at the undergraduate and master's level, was recognized with the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Award in 1977. He received a Fulbright Award that led him to Lisbon, Portugal, to consult on programs and curriculum in management at the National Institute of Administration in 1981.

He has also been honored with membership in the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society, the Alpha Iota Delta Decision Sciences Honorary and the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honorary.

Bommer, who came to Clarkson in 1973, has a bachelor's degree in mechanical and industrial engineering from Cornell University, a master's degree in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in statistics and operations research from the Wharton School of Commerce and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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