Current Contributions - $6,413,301
The School of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State University developed an ambitious strategic plan. One of the goals in the strategic plan was to increase the school endowment to $20 million by 2020 and to make IEM a named and endowed school. Below you will find the updates towards that goal. Thank you to all of our generous donors!
Ken and Lynn Case
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Ken Case, Emeritus Regents Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management at Oklahoma State and his wife Lynn Case have established the Ken and Lynn Case Endowed Chair in Industrial Engineering and Management at a value of $1 million!
For more information about Ken and Lynn Case and their endowment click here.
Jack and Susan Goertz
We are delighted to announce that Jack and Susan Goertz have established the Jack L. and Susan D. Goertz Chair in Industrial Engineering and Management valued at $1.5 million! They have also funded an endowed scholarship program in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.
For more information about Jack and Susan Goertz and their endowments click here.
Don and Cathy Humphreys
In this update, we highlight a past gift from Don and Cathey Humphreys. Their gift of $500,000 and a match by T. Boone Pickens has helped establish the Donald and Cathey Humphreys Chair in Industrial Engineering and Management.
The chair is held by Dr. Sunderesh S. Heragu, Regents Professor and Head. In addition, the Humphreys have provided over $8 million for the Dean's Chair in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (held by Dean Paul Tikalsky) and six Chairs in International Studies.
For more information regarding Don and Cathey Humphreys and their endowments click here.
Wilson Bentley Chair
We highlight a past gift from several alumni in creating an Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) professorship honoring former IEM School head Dr. Wilson Bentley. Bentley served OSU's engineering college for more than 23 years from 1957-1971, 14 of those years as head of the School of industrial engineering and management. Supporters credit him with influencing a generation of engineers and helping them develop their potential as pioneers of industry throughout the country.
"Professor Wilson Bentley had a dramatic and profound effect on the careers of many of the students he mentored," said Karl N. Reid, former Dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology. "His career advice for many was priceless. He left an indelible impact on the field of Industrial Engineering & Management as well. He and professor H. G. Thuesen were pioneers in the development of graduate and research programs in engineering at OSU." The Bentley Chair is currently held by Dr. Baski Balasundaram, Professor in IEM.
For more information regarding the Bentley Chair, click here.