Feb. 25, 2016

Michael Hackman

To the Campus Community:

It is with great sadness that I share the loss of a longtime member of our campus community. Michael Hackman, professor, Department of Communication, director of the UCCS Honors Program, and adviser for Leadership Studies, died Feb. 24 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Dr. Hackman joined UCCS in 1985 after earning master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Denver and was a true UCCS product, having earned his bachelor’s degree from UCCS in 1982.

He was an award-winning teacher and respected scholar whose research appeared in journals such as Communication Education, the Journal of Leadership Studies and the Southern Speech Communication Journal. He is the co-author of three books and provided executive coaching services for more than 400 public and private sector organizations in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

A campus memorial service is planned for Sunday, March 6 at 12 noon in Berger Hall.

We are in contact with Dr. Hackman’s family and both the family and colleagues at UCCS are establishing a leadership scholarship in his honor.

Please join me in offering condolences to the family, friends and many long-time colleagues of Dr. Michael Hackman.

Pam Shockley-Zalabak