Krannert bid farewell to three longtime faculty members this spring with the retirement of professors Jack Hatcher, Dan Schendel and Rolland Strausbaugh.
Hatcher joined the school’s accounting area in 1982 and earned several teaching honors during his career, including the Honeywell Master Teacher Award in 1989 and Purdue’s Murphy Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in 1992. He also served as director of undergraduate management education from 1992 to 2000, helping lead the school to an increase in enrollment, internships, and minors.
Arriving at Krannert in 1965, Schendel founded both the Strategic Management Society and the Strategic Management Journal during his tenure at the school. He also made significant contributions to the field in the classroom and through his numerous doctoral students, and in 1999 was named the first dean of GISMA Business School, Purdue’s partner MBA program in Hannover, Germany.
Strausbaugh joined the Krannert faculty in 1970 as a professor of business law. In addition to teaching, he provided legal counseling for students and served as a faculty fellow for Purdue’s residence halls system for more than 15 years. In 2002, he was named a Sagamore of the Wabash in recognition of his service to the Lafayette-West Lafayette community.