2013 Hall of Fame Inductee


Leonard E. Plachta, Ph.D.

2013 Faculty Award

     Leonard E. Plachta, Ph.D., proudly served the university as professor, dean of the Collegeof Business and from 1992-2000 he was the 11th president of CMU. He was a man of integrity who had a heart for students and a passion for change. He led his department, college and university by practicing the very business principles CBA teaches.  During his tenure as president he established one of the first leadership scholar programs in the country, expanded CMU's off-campus programs and advocated for improving medical services for the underprivileged in rural areas. A few of the most notable accomplishments during his time as dean was earning the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation for both CBA and the School of Accounting and the creation of the Applied Business Studies Complex. CMU stands where it does today in large part due to the leadership and dedication of Leonard Plachta.