Western Express June 6, 2014
Posted on Friday, June 6, 2014
Western Michigan University news and update highlights for May 30- June 5, 2014. This week’s campus photo features Schneider Hall. Arnold Schneider Hall is home to WMU’s Haworth College of Business, located on the north-western side of Main Campus next to the Fetzer Center. The building was completed in 1990.
Dr. Arnold Schneider joined the University in 1947 when it was still known as a college to direct the Department of Business Education, renamed the Business Department the following year. When Western Michigan College became WMU, the School of Business was formed and Schneider was named dean. The school became a College in 1969.
Schneider retired as dean in 1974 but remained a faculty member until 1979. During his tenure at Western, the business program grew from five faculty members and approximately 400 students to more than 100 faculty members and more than 5,000 business students.
“In 1990, the University dedicated a portrait of Schneider, which hangs in a prominent location in the building that houses the Haworth College of Business. He was only the third WMU official to be honored with a commissioned portrait hung on the campus, placing him in the company of former University presidents James Miller and John T. Bernhard. Three years later, the building where that portrait hangs was named Schneider Hall in his honor, recognizing his accomplishments as a faculty member, distinguished professor and founding dean of the college, as well as his significant charitable gifts to the University
Dr. Arnold Schneider passed away in 2003. To read more about his life and tremendous contributions, please click here.
To learn more about the Haworth College of Business, please visit wmich.edu/business.
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