Cornelis A. ‘Kees’ de Kluyver ’70, MBA ’71, former Dean of the Lundquist School of Business, died on Monday, March 7, after a six – month battle with severe myeloid leukemia.
Case was dean of the college from 2010-2015, and is a graduate of the University of Oregon, receiving both a BA and an MBA from the college in the 1960s and 1970s as part of an innovative transfer program between the University of Oregon and the Nine Road Business University. Netherlands.
Case continued his MA and PhD degrees in Operations Research at Case Western University, and then began his illustrious career in education and management consulting for over 40 years.
Prior to returning to Oregon in 2010, he was the Dean of the School of Management at George Mason University and Peter F. Trucker was the dean of the college and the Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at the University of Claremont Graduate. He has also held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Purdue and the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Early in his career, he consulted with Crisop Management Consultants, Towers Berrin, Hewlett-Packard, Rockwell Collins, AT&T, Dow Corning, Allit Corp and many other multinational clients.
He has authored several books, including: Global Business Strategies (Collaboration with John A. Pierce II, Business Expert Press, BEP, 2021); Strategic Management: A Functional Perspective (With John A. Pierce II, BEP, 2015); Strategy: See from above (Brentis-Hall, with John A. Pierce II, is now in its fourth edition and has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean and Chinese); Introductory book on corporate governance(BEP, 2013, in its second edition); And this Fundamentals of Global Strategy: A Business Model Approach (BEP, 2010).
When he returned as head of the Lundkist School of Business, he oversaw one of the most active periods in its history. During his tenure, two sections of Lillies Business Park (Unstead Hall and Chillis Hall) were completely renovated and modernized, opening a business research institute, and the College introduced the first game product management program in Portland. Exclusive oversight of the Management MBA Program Portland-based Oregon (formerly a joint venture between Oregon University, Oregon State University and Portland State University) has begun construction of the 109 NW Naito facility, which will house the university. In Portland. A number of projects and initiatives have been initiated in collaboration with UO Housing to create student-led consulting (Oregon Consulting Group) and the first commercial residential community on campus.
Kiss enjoyed working in the garden, carving wood and playing ponzos with traditional West Coast jazz bands. He loved growing backyards. For years, his sons have enjoyed playing structures, wooden houses, bridges, gazebos and carved animals.
Since he retired, he has become an avid gardener. He was loyal to his family and wanted to travel with them. For the past few years, he has happily spent a month with his wife, Louise, every winter in May.
Keys has really made a huge impact in college and university. He had a big heart, a big smile – and a great brace. We will lose him, but his legacy will last.
He is survived by his wife Louise, sons Peter and Jonathan and sister Daniel. There will be no funeral at his request. Those who wish to honor his life may donate his name Eugene Ballet Company⁇
“Introvert. Communicator. Tv fanatic. Typical coffee advocate. Proud music maven. Infuriatingly humble student.”
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