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Remembering longtime Brandeis supporter Charles Housen

Charles Housen, a paper mill executive who lent years of know-how to Brandeis’ business students and served on the International Business School’s board, passes away at 87.

Charles B. Housen, right, with wife Marjorie (Grodner) ’56, left, and Brandeis International Business School Dean Kathryn Graddy
Charles B. Housen, right, with wife Marjorie (Grodner) ’56, left, and Brandeis International Business School Dean Kathryn Graddy at Reunion Weekend in September 2019

Charles B. Housen, a member and past chair of the Board of Advisors and longtime executive-in-residence at Brandeis International Business School, passed away at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on April 4, a few weeks shy of his 88th birthday.

Mr. Housen, fondly known as Charley, was retired chairman and CEO of his family business, Erving Paper Mills. With his wife of 63 years, Marjorie (Grodner) ’56, he had been a devoted supporter of Brandeis as a Fellow, a member of the Brandeis National Committee and a past President’s Councilor. Mrs. Housen has served on the Brandeis Board of Trustees, and also is a Fellow, a member of the Brandeis National Committee and a past President’s Councilor.

Read the full remembrance.

Date: April 6, 2020