Retired MHR Professor Passes


Dr. Warren Carl Weber of Palm Springs, Calif. passed away on March 13, 2016. Dr. Weber was born Sept. 19, 1933 in Chicago, Ill. to parents Walter and Louise Weber. Warren is preceded in death by his first wife, Doris, and survived by his second wife, Marydale Weber. Warren is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Don and Petrina Weber, of Chicago, Ill., and their children.

He served his country in the Army from 1953-1955. He attended DePaul University for his bachelor's degree and later for his MBA; he earned his Doctorate of Education in Business at Arizona State University. Warren was a business professor and taught at Cal Poly Pomona from June 1969 until his retirement in 1997.

While at Cal Poly Pomona, his research demonstrated a rare degree of creativity in his scholarly pursuits, as witnessed by his inquiry into "Visual Solutions for Effective Communications," "Using Electronic Classrooms and Computer Networks for Active and Interactive Teaching and Learning," award-winning "Interactive Technologies - 'New Age' Communication Tools," "Interactive Systems Model Derived from Experts' Perceptions of Human-Computer Issues," and numerous other topics which stirred the imagination of his students and peers.

Dr. Weber served in administrative capacities which brought distinction to the University, College, and Department, among them, Director of Graduate Programs for the College of Business Administration, Chair of the Management and Human Resources (and earlier, Business Management) Departments, Director of the University Small Business Development Center and Small Business Institute, chairperson and member of innumerable Department, College, and University Committee. He was a charter member of the University’s American Business Center of Design. He contributed to the internationalization of the College and University, in part, through a year-long federally-funded program to assist with university building in Greece when such endeavors were quite rare in the campus community.

He was a most highly valued colleague and friend and will be remembered for his dedication to his students and love of teaching. He will also be fondly remembered for his love of animals, especially his two show dogs, Sugar and Matthew. To honor his Catholic faith, his funeral was held at Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church of Palm Springs.