Andrew Scott Ainslie
Andrew Scott Ainslie died suddenly on April 12, 2022 at the age of 62 in a cave diving accident in Ginnie Springs, Florida (USA).
Andrew was born in Harare, Zimbabwe on October 9, 1959, the son of Kelvin Scott Ainslie and Oriel Moore (Ainslie, née Wright). Andrew is survived by his beloved wife, Teri Rueb of Boulder, Colorado; mother, Oriel Moore; four siblings and their spouses, Vanessa Gaydon (Steve), Brita Kirk (Ian), James Moore (Lynn) and Philip Moore (Noelle). He is also survived by ten nephews, nine nieces and six great-nephews and nieces, all of whom were blessed with his love, dedication, passion for life, guidance, mentorship and support. unwavering support. He was cherished and deeply loved as a husband, son, brother, uncle, mentor, teacher and educator by his family, many friends and their families, fellow scholars and students around the world. He lived his life to the fullest and will be dearly missed, but his many gifts and memories live on in perpetuity.
Andrew attended Borrowdale Primary School (Harare), St. Paul’s School (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Blakiston Primary School (Harare), Guinea Fowl Secondary School (Zimbabwe) and graduated with his “A” level at Churchill Secondary School (Harare). He served as a lieutenant in the Rhodesian army for two years on compulsory national service. He studied for a year at the University of Warrick (UK), after which he moved to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. He worked as an engineer and then in the business world for a short time, then chose to study for his MBA at the University of Cape Town, for which he obtained the Nedbank Gold Medal of Excellence. Andrew holds a Ph.D. in marketing and statistics from the University of Chicago and earned an assistant professorship at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. Andrew has engaged in extensive research in marketing, statistics, consumer behavior and economics and has published and presented papers in various academic journals and at academic events internationally. He forged a successful career as the leader of two top MBA programs and was a dedicated teacher, mentor, supervisor, student advocate and effective strategist. As Associate Dean of the MBA program at UCLA, Andrew led a program shift that resulted in dramatic increases in student enrollment and rankings for the UCLA Anderson School’s MBA program. He was appointed Dean of Simon Business School at the University of Rochester in 2014 and during his six-year tenure he successfully led changes in the curriculum and engaged in extensive program development , program marketing and fundraising, while presenting to the international academic world. arena. Andrew was a strong advocate for students and education and was unwavering in his commitment to the advancement of ethics in all spheres of academic and human endeavour. He chose to step down as Dean in 2020 to spend time with his wife, but continued as the Benjamin Forman Professor of Marketing and never wavered in his dedication to education, the pursuit of knowledge. and the advancement of higher education. Andrew has established an office of student engagement at Simon Business School which will bear his name this month.
Andrew has lived his life to the fullest with a passion for people, academics, adventure and exploration, literature and philosophy, music, animals (especially three-legged dogs and the less fortunate), food and wine, and anything mechanical or difficult. He had a unique and brilliant mind and was a strong, generous, loving, supportive and curious man who lived his life with love, integrity, honesty, honor and a wonderful sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, family member, leader, mentor, teacher and friend who always offered unwavering love, support and commitment to all whose lives he touched. Throughout his life he showed an unrelenting passion for knowledge, exploration, adventure, challenge, good debate, fun and of course good wine! He lived his life with integrity and strength and leaves a remarkable legacy to his family, friends, students and colleagues. He showed strength and determination in everything he undertook, as well as a touching humility in his love and generosity of spirit. Andrew loved the outdoors and was a very accomplished pilot, glider pilot, technical diver, hiker, motorcyclist and restorer of all things difficult. As an exceptionally accomplished cave diver, he discovered caves that had never been mapped before, including sections of Ginnie Springs, Florida.
Hamba Kahle, dear Andrew, your spirit, your presence and your memories will live on with all who were fortunate enough to know you, as well as those who will benefit from your vast personal and professional legacy.
A private ceremony will be held at the Ainslie/Rueb home in Boulder, Colorado this week. A toast to Andrew will be held at the University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m. (rsvp [email protected]). Donations may be made in his memory to the Simon Business School Consortium Scholarship Fund.
Posted on April 23, 2022
Posted in Rochester Democrat and Chronicle