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Elizabeth Lanham, professor of management, died on Tuesday, June 14, 1994, in Austin at the age of 82.
She was born March 10, 1912, in Santo, Texas. She attended public schools in Slaton, Texas, and graduated in 1928 from Slaton High School. She received the BBA degree from Texas Tech in 1934, and the MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1939 and 1950, respectively. She entered the teaching profession at New Mexico State College and later taught at the University of Arizona. She returned to her alma mater, the University of Texas, in 1947, where she taught personnel management and organizational behavior for the balance of her distinguished career. She retired as professor emeritus in 1978.
Dr. Lanham served successively as an assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the management department of the College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Business, and was department chair from 1972 through 1977. Dr. Lanham served in a wide variety of consultative positions for business firms, governmental agencies, and educational institutions on wage and salary programs, employee appraisal, and other phases of personnel work.
The many honors and awards she received included listings in American Men of Science; Who's Who in the South and Southwest; Who's Who in American Education; the Directory of American Scholars; Contemporary Authors; Sigma Iota Epsilon, National Honorary Management Fraternity; the World Who's Who of Women in Education; and Beta Gamma Sigma, national scholarship honor organization in the fields of commerce and business administration.
Dr. Lanham authored four books, mainly concerning job evaluation and the thirty-one monographs, articles, and book reviews for professional publications.
She was survived by one brother, James S. Lanham of Lago Vista; one sister, Louise L. Mitchell of Denton; and a niece, Elizabeth Snapp, also of Denton.
Larry R. Faulkner, President
The University of Texas at Austin
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
This memorial resolution was prepared by a special committee consisting of Professors Timothy Ruefli (chair), Floyd Brandt, and Jim Fitzsimmons.
Distributed to the Dean of the College of Business Administration, the Executive Vice President and Provost, and the President on December 7, 1999. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500. This resolution is posted under "Memorials" at: http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ .