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Larry D. Singell
Alumnus of the Year

Larry D. Singell (60) has been Emeritus Professor of Economics since 2002 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO where he has also been serving as Faculty Ombudsman since 2008. Originally from Cleveland, OH, Larry received the BA in Economics from ENC before receiving the MA degree in 1962 and the PhD degree in 1965, both in Economics from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Over his 50 year career he has held faculty and administrative positions at numerous universities including Wayne State, Bowling Green State, the Universities of Colorado, Nevada, Pittsburgh, Virginia, Melbourne, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland. The administrative positions have included Academic Dean and Executive Dean for Semester at Sea programs as well as Department Chair, Associate Chancellor for Budget and Planning, and Dean of the College of Business and Administration with the latter three all at the University of Colorado.

Among the many awards Larry has received are the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Student Alumni Association at the University of Colorado and the Stanford Calderwood Teaching Excellence Award in the Department of Economics. Additional university awards include the Robert L. Stearns Award and the Distinguished Business Service Award, College of Business. His research and national presentations are extensive, and he has contributed more than 60 publications in the form of articles, papers, monographs and books into the public discourse. Larry currently is writing a paper entitled, “Changes in the Structure of Poverty in America: Is there a Need for a New War on Poverty?” Larry has three adult sons and is married to Barbara (Hayes, 60).