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Long Time Islander Marketing Professor Honored at Retirement Ceremony

November 13, 2015

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Leon F. Dube, Professor of Marketing, has retired after 41 years of service at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A celebration was held on campus to recognize his time as an Islander educator on Nov. 11.

“The College of Business is proud to have had Dr. Dube working with us and we are grateful that he chose to be here for the past four decades,” said Dr. John Gamble, Dean of the College of Business. “He is highly thought of by colleagues and students alike and is especially respected for his excellence in teaching.”

Dube began his career at the University in 1974, and he received tenure and was promoted to full professor in 1979. In the time of Dube’s service with the University, there have been three Island University name changes: Texas A&I Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi State University, and now, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. 

“Since I began my career here, the University has become a major research institution,” said Dube. “Besides the improved facilities, that is the biggest change I’ve seen through the years.”

Dube was honored with the Regents Professor Award in 2003, a Texas A&M University System award that honors faculty members who not only serve their institution, but also the community to an exceptional level. In addition, Dube has served on numerous committees and was the Department Chair of Management and Marketing from 1998 to 2013.

“I’m going to miss my time here,” said Dube. “I really liked working, but I’ve found out that I really like being retired, too.”

To see a full album of photos from the retirement ceremony, click here.