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In memory of C. E. “Tapie” Rohm

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C. E. “Tapie” Rohm, 70, professor emeritus in, and founding faculty member of, the Information and Decision Sciences department in the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration, passed away on June 21, 2017.
 
Born in 1947, he had recently retired from CSUSB after 36 years of service.  On June 17, just days before he passed away, he served as bearer of the mace for the Brown College’s commencement exercises. 
 
He was recognized with the Outstanding Professor award during the 2009-2010 academic year.  Then-President Al Karnig led the “ambush” by saying that he “has taught over 40 courses, he’s created 25 of them, which is simply astonishing. He has over 600 independent study students as well so he’s done a really remarkable job teaching quantitatively, but also qualitatively in terms of (faculty) responses and student responses, which all emphasize that he cares, he wants us all to succeed and he’s available to his students. No matter how you stack it in terms of being a teacher, being an excellent scholar, being a remarkable agent of public service, Dr. Rohm excels.”
 
An internationally and nationally recognized educator, consultant, author, entrepreneur and businessman, Rohm had written 14 books, published 75 articles in professional, referred journals, presented more than 100 professional papers, and published more than 1,538 professional articles for others in 90 different issues of journals.
 
He was honored by the California Inland Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America with the Silver Beaver Award and had also served as chair of the board of the Inland Chapter of the American Red Cross.
 
Family and friends celebrated Rohm’s 70th birthday and retirement by donating more than 400 non-perishable food items and more than $1,000 in donations to the university’s Obershaw DEN Food Pantry.
 
He was survived by Karen, his wife of 43 years, eight children and 25 grandchildren.