Edward B. Jakubauskas (1930-2013) was Central’s tenth president (1988-92). Dr. Jakubauskas was born in Waterbury, Connecticut. He obtained a BA (1952) and MA (1954) in economics from the University of Connecticut and a Ph. D in economics from the University of Wisconsin (1965). Before coming to Central, Dr. Jakubauskas served in the U. S. military and in Federal and state government. He moved to higher education as the Director of the Industrial Relations Center at Iowa State University (1966-71). He also served as Dean of the College of Commerce and Industry (1971-76) and Vice President for Academic Affairs (1976-78) at the University of Wyoming, and the President of the State University of N.Y.-Genesco (1978-88).
While President Jakubauskas was at CMU, the Centralis Scholarship program designed to attract academically gifted students was introduced, initiatives to improve minority student affairs began and several capital outlays were undertaken. He retired in 1992.