Please remember Nicholas Lauer, 66, who died Sept. 13, in your prayers. Lauer earned his MBA from St. Thomas in 1983 and served as an Opus College of Business faculty and administrator for more than 25 years, including as director of the Executive MBA program.
He was the husband of Michaela Laura '75, father of Emily Lauer '08, brother of William Lauer '85 and uncle of student Joseph Lauer.
Jack Militello, professor of management and senior executive fellow for the Innovation in the Business of Health Care, praised Lauer as building a strong legacy for the Executive MBA program.
"Whether it was standing faculty, adjunct faculty or faculty teams, Nick gave each of us room to practice our craft and address students in a productive manner," Militello said. "As a result, Nick was a students’ administrator. He, along with Catherine Johnson and Jean Trudeau, did the recruiting, relationship building and program oversight to ensure that students had a very good educational experience."
Visitation was Monday, Sept. 18, from 4-7 p.m. with a celebration of life from 7-8 p.m. at O'Halloran and Murphy Funeral Home, 575 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul.
Read his obituary online.