Cornelis A. ‘Kees’ de Kluyver ’70, MBA ’71, former dean of the Lundquist College of Business, passed away on Monday, March 7, after a 6-month battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
Kees served as the college’s dean from 2010-2015 and was himself a graduate of the University of Oregon, holding both BA and MBA degrees from the college as part of an innovative exchange program in the 1960s and 70s between the University of Oregon and Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.
Kees went on to earn MS and PhD degrees in operations research at Case Western University and then embarked on an illustrious career in academia and management consulting for more than 40 years.
Prior to returning to Oregon in 2010, he served as dean of George Mason University’s School of Management and dean of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. He also held faculty appointments at…