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LIU Post Community Mourns the Passing of Associate Professor Justin R. Renz

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
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Justin RenzDr. Justin (Judd) Renz, associate professor in the Department of Health Care and Public Administration in the College of Management, passed away unexpectedly on April 15, 2012. As one of the region's most esteemed educators in business and governance, Dr. Renz served with distinction as a LIU Post faculty member. He was 78 years old.

Dr. Renz's legacy to the university and to the field of higher education spans 33 years. From the time he joined the faculty, in 1979, he brought to the classroom a diverse background in economic, financial and management analysis. His contributions  to the Department of Health Care and Public Administration and to the hundreds of students under his charge who went on to serve in purposeful roles among public and social service organizations is innumerable. He amassed an extensive and notable record in the public management field through his in-depth research and consulting.

In the private sector, Dr. Renz served as an economic forecaster and a consultant for several corporations and government agencies, including the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the Town of Huntington and McDonalds Corporation. Most recently, he served as director of the College's Center for Management Analysis, to bring to the fore informed academic insights and research findings to the management of government organizations.

A widely published author, Dr. Renz has written numerous studies on the problems of suburbia, public financial management, productivity, and effective economic growth and development. In 1994, he co-authored a study with colleagues Dr. Thomas Webster and Thomas Carew on overcoming community opposition toward business development projects titled, "The NIMBY Syndrome (Not in My Backyard): A Critical Issue for America."

Dr. Renz received his undergraduate degree from St. John's University and his master's and doctorate from New York University.  Prior to joining the LIU Post faculty, he was director of the office of productivity and administrative analysis for Nassau County and served as senior executive advisor for Nassau County executives.

He is survived by his daughter, Kate Benson, and two grandchildren. 

Posted 04/18/2012

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