Prof. Emeritus Ismail Shariff (Economics, Public and Environmental Affairs), passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at the Appleton Mosque at 12:45 p.m. and burial at Riverside Cemetery, Appleton Wis.
He was one of the longest-tenured faculty members in the history of UW-Green Bay, serving 44 years until his retirement in 2011.
Prof. Shariff was the recipient of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2002) and Community Outreach (1997). He regularly served as a consultant to the World Bank and was the United Nations economic advisor to the government of Nigeria from 1975-1977. He was a guest columnist on economic issues for the Green Bay Press-Gazette, and served as advisor for Students in Free Enterprise at UW-Green Bay. SIFE has won numerous awards at regional and state competitions. He carried the title of Philip J. Hendrickson Professorship of Business.
The Office of Marketing and University Communication posted a feature about Shariff and his family in October of 2014. The economist knew a good deal when he saw one… a UW-Green Bay education. He convinced his son, brother-in-law, and four grandchildren to attend UWGB before retiring in 2011.
Please see the full obituary.