2013 Hall of Fame Inductee

Roger L. Kesseler, '58, '89

2013 Alumni Award

     Roger Kesseler, a successful business professional, is known for leading by example. He dedicated his entire career to The Dow Chemical Company, starting as a chief cost accountant in 1969 and rising to the rank of vice president by 1984. Roger has shown great passion and acumen for business and true compassion for humanity through years of dedicated service to The Dow Chemical Company, Central Michigan University and the citizens of Michigan. He received the international Beta Gamma Sigma Business Achievement Award and led many initiatives at CMU, including the CBA Applied Business Studies Complex, renovations of Park Library and the Education and Human Services Building, establishing the James C. Gillingham Academic Center at the CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island, and creating numerous scholarship opportunities. As a compassionate leader and innovative thinker, Kesseler continues to have a lasting impact throughout the mid- Michigan community.