University of New Mexico Professor S. Howard Kraye died Saturday, May 14 from a heart attack. Kraye had more than 34 years of experience in the design, installation and management of complex electronic and computer systems and was an integral part of the Anderson School of Management for the past 11 years. A memorial service for Kraye will be held Friday, June 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the UNM SUB ballroom C.

A recognized Quality Control expert, Kraye taught mathematics, statistics, operations management and technology assessment at the United States Air Force Academy, Webster, University of Southern California, University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management, Chapman University, University of Phoenix and Woodbury University. His education was both formal as well as significantly practical from the world of business and the military.

Kraye was a recipient of the Outstanding Private Partner Participation Award from the Alliance for Transportation Research and was also awarded the 2010 Bizzell Award for Best Innovative Teaching Approach, sponsored by AACSB Southwest Business Deans last June. He was a recognized entrepreneur and international speaker having spoken in seminars throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Japan.

Kraye served on several state and national commissions working with alternate energy, metric conversion and transportation. He was Chairman of the Board of the California State Alternate Energy Bank and Chairman of the Solar California Commission. Kraye also developed several innovative Intelligent Transportation Systems projects that included air quality monitoring using lasers, advanced traffic monitoring using radar and lasers, traffic incident management systems and laser visibility systems.

He was the faculty advisor for the UNM Students Veterans organization and was the instructor of record for UNM's national security studies program. Kraye also participated in Anderson recruitment meetings for new MBA and undergraduate students. He also led a project to revise UNM's HR hiring procedures at the request of ASM Dean Doug Brown and Vice President of Human Resources Helen Gonzales.

Kraye earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences from the USAF Academy in 1963 and his Master's in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University 1965. He also did post graduate work in engineering from Colorado State University 1968 and Aerospace Operations Management at the University of Southern California in 1966. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1986.