Professor Emeritus Charles M. Fogel enjoyed a distinguished and productive career as a member of the UB faculty for 41 years. At the time of his retirement in 1984, he had been the longest-serving UB faculty member.
Fogel was a civil engineering professor, but during his long tenure, he also served in several school- and university-wide positions, including assistant engineering dean, director of the university’s Industrial Liaison Office, assistant to the president for educational affairs, assistant executive vice president and acting dean of the Graduate School.
His dedication to the university was recognized with numerous awards, including the President's Medal, the Distinguished Alumni Award and the School of Engineering Dean's Award for Achievement.
Fogel also served in various capacities for many community organizations well into his 90s. “I am just an average individual who tries to follow the adage of ‘Service Above Self,’” he said in a 2005 interview. “I find that doing so not only helps others, makes the world a more pleasant, healthy and friendly place, but also is fun and fulfilling.”