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University dean , Business educator

H. Jerome Zoffer, Business educator, university dean Named Man of Year in Education, Vectors Pittsburgh, 1986, Distinguished Alumnus, 1989, U. Pittsburgh Alumni Association.


Zoffer, H. Jerome was born on July 23, 1930 in Pittsburgh. Son of William and Sarah Leah (Fisher) Zoffer.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Pittsburgh, 1952. Master of Arts, University Pittsburgh, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1956.

Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, American Institute, Philadelphia, 1954.


Sales and management consultant, 1952-1960;instructor, School Business Administration, U. Pittsburgh, 1953-1956;assistant professor School Business Administration, U. Pittsburgh, 1956-1959;associate professor Joseph M. Katz Graduate School Business, U. Pittsburgh, 1959-1966;professor School Business Administration, Graduate School Business, U. Pittsburgh, since 1966;department chairman real estate and insurance, U. Pittsburgh, 1958-1960;director special studies, U. Pittsburgh, 1960-1962;assistant dean for academic affairs, U. Pittsburgh, 1962-1965;associate dean for administration, U. Pittsburgh, 1965-1968;dean Graduate School Business, U. Pittsburgh, 1968-1996. Board directors Pennwood Savings Bank, Homestate Pennsylvania Growth Fund, Select Banking and Finance Funds, The Enterprise Corporation, 1990-1997. Ford Foundation fellowin applied mathematics University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1961-1962.

Member visitation committee American Assembly Collegiate Schools of Business, since 1972, member standards committee, 1974-1978, member Executive Committee, 1975-1987, chairman accreditation research committee, 1974-1984, vice president board directors, 1984-1985, president, 1985-1986, chairman Middle State Evaluation Accrediting Teams, 1967-1985.


Board directors, vice president Leadership Institute for Community Development, 1968-1973, Allegheny chapter Epilepsy Foundation American, 1971-1977. Board directors Pittsburgh District Export Council, 1974-1977, School Advanced Jewish Studies, 1976-1979, Czech Management Center, 1989-2005, Travelers Aid Society, Pittsburgh, since 2006, Emerald Growth Fund, 1992-2006, year 2000 Fund, 1995-2000, Emerald Bank Fund, 1998-2000, Emerald Technology Fund, 2000-2006, Oliver Realty Company, 1981-1986, Penwood Saving and Loan Associate, 1991-2000, Enterprise Corporation, 1993-1996, Eckstein Company, 1969-1982, Penn Traffic Company, 1975-1987, Red Bull Inns America, 1975-1982. Board governors International Insurance Seminars, Inc., 1968-1977.

President Temple Sinai Congregation, 1979-1981. Member festival board Three Rivers Art Festival, 1988-1993. Member steering committee Leadership Pittsburgh, 1986-1991.

Secretary American Jewish Committee, 1993-1995. Board directors Student Consultant Project, University Pittsburgh, 1970-1996, Consortium for Cooperative and Competitiveness, 1986-1996, Moral Force in the Workplace, 1986-1996. Investment committee United Jewish Federation, 1992-1995.

Sec.treas., board directors David Berg Foundation, since 1995. Member Society Psychological Study Social Issues, Middle Atlantic Association Colleges Business Administration (president 1972-1973), American Association University Administrators (executive committee 1971-1979, president 1975-1977, director 1980-1983, president foundation 1983-1995), University Club (board directors 1988-1994, secretary 1990-1991, vice president 1991-1992, president 1992-1993), Omicron Delta Gamma, Beta Gamma Sigma (president Beta chapter 1964-1968).


Married Maye Rattner, July 19, 1959. Children: Gayle Risa, William Michael.

William Zoffer

Sarah Leah (Fisher) Zoffer

Maye Rattner

Gayle Risa Zoffer

William Michael Zoffer