"My two business degrees from LSSU were instrumental in preparing me to work at all levels of Edison Sault Electric (ESE), concluding with the privilege of becoming ESE President in 1998. My company also takes pride in that 14 out of a total of 17 management personnel and about 20% of hourly employees at ESE either have degrees from or have attended a substantial number of classes at LSSU. Finally, our company and employees have contributed in excess of $500,000 to various LSSU projects over the last 25 years. ESE Believes in Blue."
Edison Sault Electric Company
President and CEO
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
LSSU Business and Economics Outstanding Alumnus Award '03
Office of the President
Past Presidents: The Arbuckle Years, 1992-2002
The University enjoyed spectacular improvements in the physical plant. More than $60
million dollars of capital
construction projects were completed in Arbuckle's tenure...
Dr. Robert D. Arbuckle became the University’s fourth president on August 1, 1992.
Before his move to the Sault, Arbuckle was the chief executive officer at the New Kensington Campus of the Pennsylvania
State University System.
Under Dr. Arbuckle's leadership, several academic programs were expanded including a
move from engineering technology to a full engineering program. LSSU reemphasized its commitment to the EUP through the
Great Lakes Academy. A full 10-year approval for accreditation was issued. The initiatives are many, and the
successes testify to his energy and forge ahead attitudes.
The Pennsylvania native was the driving force in reestablishing the Alumni Association
and in hiring the University's first full-time alumni director in 1993. More than one-third of all LSSU alumni graduated
during his term as president. In his 10 years as president, giving to the University has grown from less than $200,000
a year to more than $2 million dollars.
Arbuckle retired on July 1, 2002, having established a reputation as a man of action.
More importantly, this man, known as the "Student's President" touched many lives and left a lasting stamp on this
Vision of 1st Place
First Place Lake Superior State University
Automated Assembly of Seat Indexing Mechanisms
Other award recipients: Carnegie Mellon University, and a team comprised of students from University of Kentucky, University of Florida, and the Colorado School of Mines
1999 Robotics Industries Association: Robotics & Vision Show
May 11, 1999
International Scholarship Competition