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Hartenstein, Fred V.


biographical statement

Dr. Fred V Hartenstein, professor emeritus of management at Western Michigan University. Hartenstein was a faculty member from 1959 until his retirement in 1985. He came to WMU from Washington & Jefferson College with the charge to create a Department of Management in the College of Business. He became the first chair of the department when it was established in 1961, remaining in that role until being named associate dean of the college in 1969. He later returned to the faculty and served eight additional years as department chair. Hartenstein was Faculty Senate president for two terms, was a member of the university's collective bargaining team and served on then-President James Miller's committee to study the nature and the future of WMU. After his retirement, he was a contract consultant with the WMU chapter of the AAUP for five years. A native of Austria, Hartenstein emigrated to this country in 1920 and earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the University of Pittsburgh.

Author: Cheryl Roland, University Relations, Western Michigan University
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Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Fred Hartenstein Collection of Autographs

Identifier: 04-exws_hartenstein

Eighty signed pieces of correspondence collected by Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) librarian Sophie Levin between 1900-1911, which contain the autographs of notable figures from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection was originally owned by the Carnegie Library, then given to Western Michigan University management professor, Dr. Fred V. Hartenstein, who donated it to Western Michigan University Libraries in 1983.

Dates: 1900-1911; bulk 1902-1910; Other: Date acquired: 1983