Summary: The Dean's Journal
University of HoUston C. t. BaUer College of BUsiness winter 2011
Arthur D. Warga
Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business
Dear UH and Bauer Friends:
Our long awaited dedication of Cemo Hall on December 10 was one of those very special moments for me in the
10 years I have been Dean of the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.
Our dedication marked the culmination of a journey that began more than 40 years ago when Michael Cemo was
an undergraduate at the University of Houston.
When he worked for AIM, Ted Bauer's company, Michael Cemo was pivotal in introducing us to Ted. Michael
recognized the business school's enormous potential and had begun working to raise its profile. His efforts helped set
the stage for an astonishingly generous gift. A proud Cougar, Michael believed that the University was the ideal spot
for a student investment center and that UH was the perfect fit for Ted Bauer. I'll never forget the story of how he told
AIM senior management about the more than 400 UH alumni who worked in the ranks of AIM.
He described Ted Bauer as the type of caring individual who had already demonstrated a desire to help make a
difference in higher education. But, Ted especially wanted to do something here in Houston. The stars were forever
Michael took his passion for his University and Ted's sentiments to heart.
For two years, we have seen the construction of Michael J. Cemo Hall and have widely anticipated what it will mean
to our business school.