M. Zia Hassan
M. Zia Hassan (M.S. IE ’58, Ph.D. ’65) dedicated his entire career to Illinois Tech. His academic roles included professor and department chair of industrial engineering, professor of management science, and dean of Stuart School of Business. Hassan oversaw the launch of Stuart School’s master of science programs and guided Stuart’s accreditation in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a status earned by fewer than 5 percent of the world’s business schools. In 2002 Hassan stepped down as dean and became director of Stuart’s Ph.D. program.