(PhD IE 1981)
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (2020)
Jorge Haddock is the twentieth President of the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Haddock started his academic life as an Assistant Professor at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. Then at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute he became a tenured full professor in engineering and then served as an associate dean of the Lally School of Management and Technology. He has since served as Dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond, the School of Management at George Mason University, and the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts. While living his passion for academic leadership and building partnerships across disciplines, Jorge also brings an entrepreneurial spirit to his work. He has many successes: notable increases in the philanthropic participation of alumni, establishment of online graduate programs, cross campus initiatives that engaged students in entrepreneurial venture-building activities, and raising the national and international reputation of these institutions, as well as forging relationships with organizations like embassies, the World Bank, and the US State Department. His teaching interests include operations research, production planning and information technology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Jorge has authored and co-authored more than a hundred publications over a wide spectrum of topics and has consulted for Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Haddock is from Caguas, Puerto Rico, earned a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, an MS in Management Engineering from Rensselaer, and PhD in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He has been married to his wife, Maria (MSIE 1981), for over 40 years and together they have two children, Angelique and Alex, and four grandchildren, Desmond, Cameron, Lily and Noah.