Francisco J. Arcelus
Professor Emeritus in Administration
Encaenia Ceremony A: May 19, 2004
Francisco J. Arcelus has always set high standards for his students, his colleagues and himself.
A valued member of the faculty of administration since 1976, he taught a wide variety of courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. He was also instrumental in the development of the operations management and quantitative methods area, and today it stands as the faculty's strongest area in terms of robustness and research application. In addition, he played a significant role in the development of the faculty's MBA and international programs.
Dr. Arcelus has a consistent, high-quality research record that spans his entire career. He nurtured and collaborated with a number of his faculty colleagues in addition to promoting interdisciplinary research with other faculties. He has also been a mentor to young scholars, another aspect of his career that is exemplary.
He has served on numerous faculty and university committees, often playing the role of devil's advocate. "University governance is predicated on open and frank exchange," one colleague writes. "With Francisco around, exchanges are extremely open and brutally frank. His contributions in this regard are real and inarguable."