Monday, October 8, 2012

Sheldon B Lubar an Accomplished Man

Many of us are Sheldon B Lubar School of Business students, but we often forget how the business school was started.

Sheldon B. Lubar is from Milwaukee WI. He received business and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1951, 1953) and then worked for Marine National Exchange Bank before becoming president of Marine Capital Corporation. In 1966 he formed Lubar & Company, a private investment firm active in corporate acquisitions and venture capital investment, while also serving as chairman and CEO of Mortgage Associates (1966-1973) and president and chairman of the executive committee of Midland National Bank, (1975-1977), both of Milwaukee. He remains as chairman of Lubar & Co.

Lubar's public service has included Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, director of the Federal National Mortgage Association, and commissioner of the White House Conference on Small Business. He also served the state of Wisconsin on its Commission on Education, the Commerce and Industry Task Force, and as a trustee of the state's Investment Board. In 1991 he was appointed a regent of the University of Wisconsin System, where he also served as System President.

In addition to serving on several corporate boards in Milwaukee, Lubar has an extensive record of community involvement with several arts agencies, institutions of higher education, and Summerfest. Lubar has served on the UWM School of Business Advisory Council for over 30 years, and was president from 1985 to 1991; he also served on the UWM School of Fine Arts Advisory Council. He received an honorary doctorate degree in Commercial Science from UWM in 1988. In 1987 Lubar became a director of the UWM Foundation and served as its president from 1988 to 1990.

Our business school was named after Lubar an extremely accomplished man.  It is something to be proud of!!

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