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November 17, 2000

Trustees confirm Krannert's Green as named professor

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Board of Trustees today (11/17) confirmed the appointment of a new named professor and formally recognized the retirement of a long-time university administrator.

Stephen G. Green

Stephen G. Green, a professor in the Krannert Graduate School of Management, was named the new Basil Sidney Turner Professor of Management.

"Steve Green is richly deserving of this honor," said Robert L. Ringel, executive vice president for academic affairs. "He represents the qualities one seeks in an outstanding faculty member – dedication to students, service to the university and significant research to advance the knowledge of his academic field of endeavor."

Green, who teaches organizational behavior and leadership, has been at Purdue since 1987. Green has taught and done widely published research in organizational behavior, leadership, technology management, teamwork, managing advanced manufacturing organizations and managing technological innovation.

Green received Purdue's Salgo Noren Outstanding Teacher Award for the 1991-92 school year and the R.B. and Mary Stewart Distinguished Teaching Award for the 1993-94 school year.

In 1998, he was named a Purdue University Fellow of the Teaching Academy and was the first recipient of the Stephen G. Green Award for Volunteerism, conferred upon him by the Krannert Graduate Student Association Management Volunteer Program.

In his Purdue career, Green has received three grants from the National Science Foundation. Most recently, he was named a principal investigator on a $7.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to establish the Purdue Military Family Research Institute.

Before coming to Purdue, he was a professor of organizational behavior at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his bachelor's degree in management from Oklahoma State University, his master of business administration from the University of Texas and his doctorate in psychology from the University of Washington.

Gordon P. Wright, also a Krannert School of Management professor, held the Basil Sidney Turner Professor of Management chair until his death last spring.

The late Basil Sidney Turner was a 1930 Purdue electrical engineering graduate who became chairman of CTS Corp. in Elkhart, Ind. Purdue presented him with an honorary doctorate in industrial administration in 1965.

Purdue has 21 named professorships and 48 distinguished professors.

In other action, the trustees granted emeritus status to Richard S. "Dick" Walbaum, senior associate athletics director, who is retiring on Jan. 1, 2001, after 36 years at Purdue. Walbaum led the athletics fund-raising effort in his 17-year tenure there. In 1993, his responsibilities were broadened to include athletics marketing.

"In this era of short tenures, Dick bucked the trend by loyally dedicating his entire career to Purdue," said Morgan J. Burke, director of intercollegiate athletics. "Dick's wife Molly has also played a significant role as a volunteer, cultivating many friendships for Purdue and its athletic programs."

Prior to his work with athletics, Walbaum rose to the level of assistant dean for administration at the Krannert School of Management. Walbaum received his master's degree from Purdue in 1967.

Sources: Robert L. Ringel, (765) 494-9709,

Stephen G. Green, (765) 494-6852,

Writer: J. Michael Lillich, (765) 494-2077,

Other sources:  Morgan J. Burke, (765) 494-3189,

Richard Walbaum (765) 494-3248,

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