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Rawls Remembers Dean Emeritus Allen T. McInnes, Ph.D.

April Chavez

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Allen T. McInnes, Ph.D., dean emeritus of the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018. He was 81 years of age.

McInnes was appointed dean in 2001 following a distinguished career as an oil industry executive and community leader in Houston. He retired from the Rawls College of Business in 2012.

As dean, McInnes focused on increasing academic standards for students and brought national recognition to several programs in the college. During his tenure, the college expanded its curriculum to include energy commerce, health organization management, entrepreneurship and an executive-style MBA program. He also established the Rawls Career Management Center and initiated an alumni and industry advisory council.

In addition, McInnes directed planning and fundraising efforts that led to the construction of the new building for the Rawls College of Business. He was recognized for these efforts in 2015 when the college unveiled a bronze bust of his likeness.

"Dean McInnes set the college on an upward trajectory,” said current dean of the Rawls College of Business, Margaret Williams. “Many of the programs and ideas that he implemented during his tenure are still moving the Rawls forward today. He will missed by all who knew and worked with him."

Visitation will be on August 16:
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors
1010 Bering Drive
Houston, TX 77057

Memorial service will be August 17:
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
St. Martin Episcopal Church
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056