Mr. Arthur Regal is retiring at the end of fall 2014 semester. He has been a dedicated College of Business faculty member for the last 26 years. Before Mr. Regal began his career at Lewis University he worked for 18 years with a number of national firms in a variety of marketing roles. Most notably, Mr. Regal expanded Lewis University’s American Marketing Association (A.M.A.) chapter.
The A.M.A. connects academia and college students with marketing professionals. Mr. Regal began working with the already established student chapter in the late 1980’s. Although a relatively small organization at the time, the chapter has grown to about 30 marketing and non-marketing members today. Mr. Regal organized the chapter’s corporate visit program which provides students the opportunity to visit area businesses, network with professionals, and gain real world experience. In addition, Mr. Regal created the A.M.A. “Dinner with the Alumni” banquets. The banquets provide an opportunity for students to network with alumni and learn more about marketing careers, in a professional atmosphere.
When former students were asked to describe what it was like to have Mr. Regal as professor, many students described Mr. Regal’s work with the A.M.A. Sean Griffin stated, “As a moderator of the American Marketing Association (A.M.A.), he also routinely organized trips to various companies. Exposing students to corporations was very helpful because it allowed students to see marketing at work firsthand. I thought this was very educational and helped breathe new life into the classroom.” Jonathan Hicks described Mr. Regal as a person passionate about marketing, a wonderful teacher, and an inspiring mentor. Elena Russell said, “Mr. Regal’s ability to combine textbook knowledge with real world examples has made him an excellent professor. His kindness and caring has allowed him to teach students on a different level, because he truly cares about students finding careers in their field after graduation and has helped give them the tools to do so.” Josh Resto stated, “There aren’t enough words to describe how awesome Professor Regal is, thank you!” Lastly, Blake Oberc stated, “He [Mr. Regal] helped all College of Business students, interested in marketing, learn that academia combined with real world experience will allow a student to have a much more technical understanding of their discipline which can ultimately translate to success in the workforce. While there is so much to be grateful for and appreciate, I can only say one thing to Professor Art Regal, ‘Thank you.’”
Mr. Regal will be greatly missed. Thank you, Mr. Regal, for your dedication and commitment to Lewis University and the College of Business.