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Since joining the Central Missouri faculty in 1974, Elinor Rahm has helped students better grasp difficult legal concepts that they must understand as future business professionals. The professor emerita of marketing and legal studies retired this year after devoting 30 years to her alma mater.
Rahm came to CMSU as a student in the later 1960s. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in education in 1969, then studied law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she earned her juris doctorate in 1974.
She contributed to the education of students in the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, teaching courses such as Legal Environment in Business and two sections of Law of Business Transactions. She began her career in the department as an assistant professor and through promotions became a full professor in 1994.
Throughout her career at CMSU, Rahm was involved in committee work at the department, college and university levels. She served on the Harmon College’s Social Committee and, within the department, was on several Peer Review and Evaluation committees as well as the Assessment Committee. Her committee work at the university level included chairing the Level 4 Appeals Committee, secretary to the Faculty Senate Faculty Personnel Policies Committee and member of the Faculty Senate Arbitration Pool. Her professional committee involvement outside the university has included the Publication Committee for the Society for Case Research.
Rahm has stayed current in her field through research, writing for scholarly journals and presentations before groups such as the Midwest Business Administration Association.