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Community members honored by Brandeis University

Brandeis IBS Friends Honored by Brandeis

May 10, 2002

Three members of the Brandeis IBS community are receiving one of Brandeis University's highest honors this year, as they are officially inducted as Fellows of the University.

Charles B. Housen, immediate past chair of the Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers, and Alfred Slifka, sponsor of the CEO Forum at Brandeis IBS, will be inducted as Fellows at a dinner in their honor on May 20, 2002, following the groundbreaking ceremony for Brandeis IBS' new academic center. Ambassador Milton A. Wolf, PhD, a member of the Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers, was honored earlier this year at the University's annual gala event in Palm Beach, Florida, in January.

Charles Housen is chairman and CEO of Erving Industries, Inc., a Massachusetts firm that manufactures paper products from recycled waste paper. A President's Councilor at Brandeis since 1976, he and his wife Marjorie Grodner Housen '56, who is a member of the University's Board of Trustees, have made major gifts to support Brandeis IBS, the University's Volen National Center for Complex Systems, and endowed scholarships.

Alfred Slifka is a Boston community leader and President and CEO of Global Petroleum. He and his wife Gilda Slifka have been generous supporters of the University's Gosman Sport and Convocation Center and Brandeis IBS. Their Alfred and Gilda Slifka Fund for Responsible Globalization sponsors the School's CEO Forum, in which Mr. Slifka has also participated.

Ambassador Milton Wolf, PhD, has been a supporter of Brandeis from its earliest days and has been a member of the Brandeis IBS Board of Overseers since 1998. Chairman of private investment group Milton A. Wolf Investors since 1980, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Austria from 1977-1980. Prior to that, he was the chairman of Zehman-Wolf Management Inc., a real estate management and development firm, from 1948.