Remembering Jack D. Heysinger

Dean Emeritus Jack Heysinger speaking to UMKC students

Jack D. Heysinger, Dean Emeritus of the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, died June 4, 2018 at the age of 95.

Heysinger served as dean and Siegmund Harzfeld Professor for 16 years. Following his service as dean, he returned to teaching full time, retiring in 1991. Heysinger was also a lifetime donor to UMKC, with regular gifts supporting students in financial need.

Heysinger received a Bachelor of Arts, Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa, as well as a Masters of Laws from the University of Michigan, where he was admitted to candidacy for the degree Doctor of the Science of Law. He was admitted to the practice of law in Iowa, Missouri and the U.S. Court of Military Appeals.

Heysinger authored articles and several textbooks in law and ethics. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business and was an Adjudication Officer for University Administrative Hearings. He received several University outstanding teaching awards and was listed in Who’s Who in America and American Men & Women of Science (Social and Behavioral Sciences.)

Heysinger served on the Board of Directors of several national banks and corporations. Active in volunteer work, he held presidencies and other offices in YMCA, Girl Scouts of America, Shepherd’s Center and Rotary International Foundation, and belonged to the Sons of the American Revolution.

In lieu of flowers, memorial or honorary contributions for Dr. Heysinger are requested by the family to be given to the Bloch Dean’s Fund for Strategy. Gifts should be made to the UMKC Foundation and sent to the attention of Jeff Chapman at 5110 Cherry Street #404, Kansas City, MO 64110, with Dr. Heysinger Memorial in the memo.

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