Dr. John Zahorjan, PhD ’74

Dr. John Zahorjan, PhD ’74 was an industrial engineer with a varied career in manufacturing, retiring as vice president of operations for Fisher-Price Toys in 1983 before joining the UB faculty as an adjunct professor. He had earned his doctorate while working at Fisher-Price. His expertise provided a basis for UB’s master of engineering program in engineering management. He also played an important role in the early work of The Center for Industrial Effectiveness at UB. This scholarship fund serves to further Zahorjan’s abiding belief in potential: “I find that students are generally better than they know they are, and I want to prove it to them.”