The People: Howard Flomberg

Beloved Adjunct Professor Howard Flomberg made lasting impact on the University.

By Brett McPherson

Publish Date: January 30, 2014

Longtime Adjunct Professor of Management Howard Flomberg died on Nov. 8, 2013, at the age of 66.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Flomberg served in a combat support unit in Southeast Asia in 1968-69.

He graduated from MSU Denver in 1974 with his bachelor’s degree in computer and management science and returned to his alma mater to teach in 1978, after receiving his master’s degree in computer science from West Coast University.

Flomberg worked as a systems engineer and information systems consultant to various companies and served the Community College of Denver as adjunct faculty and University of Colorado Boulder as a lecturer in the MBA program.

He wrote a number of published works including “Management Decision Theory, Managing Pragmatically,” published by University Readers in 2007. He won numerous awards and served on a variety of committees. He was a METROLEADS fellow in 2006-07.

The dean of the School of Business at MSU Denver twice recognized Flomberg for consistently receiving high student evaluations.

Flomberg’s wife Judith expressed that instructing at the University was one the high points of his life. “He loved teaching the kids there,” she says. “A lot of students still kept in contact with him.”

Active in the Boy Scouts of America, Flomberg was a scoutmaster and training coordinator for Denver Area Council of BSA. In 2006 he was awarded the “Silver Beaver”, the highest award a local council can give.

In addition to his wife Judith, Flomberg is survived by his daughter, Debbie; a son, David; and his daughter-in-law, Amy. He is missed by faculty, staff, alumni, students and the MSU Denver community.