Drucilla Cornell Obituary, Death – The news of Professor Drucilla Cornell’s passing has caused us to be in a state of great sadness. She was not only a friend to us, but also a valuable collaborator, and both of these qualities made her an invaluable asset. Due to the fact that she had such an original way of thinking, the late Drucilla, who was a post-structuralist legal, feminist, and decolonial philosopher, will be much missed. Rest in Power.
Cornell, an Entrepreneur, an Inventor, and a Creative Rebel, Clark Drucilla Cornell, who was 90 years old and lived in Laguna Hills, California, passed away quietly at home on July 12, 2014. He was born on May 29, 1924, and he spent his childhood and high school years in the city of Hermosa Beach, California, where he graduated from Redondo High School. In 1945, he wed a San Marino native by the name of Barbara June (B.J.) Kellow.
He distinguished himself during his duty as a P-38 fighter pilot during World War II by being shot down and going lost in combat for more than a month. He sustained wounds while evading capture by German soldiers and was awarded a Purple Heart upon his return to active duty. After completing his studies in industrial engineering at the University of Southern California, he moved on to start working as a salesman for the Kellow-Brown printing company as soon as he got back to the United States. While working there, he pioneered a novel technique known as “photo typesetting” using a computer and ultimately progressed through the ranks to become president.
Mr. Cornell established his own company, Forms Engineering Company (FEC), in 1967. His inventions helped the company create the most specialized and adaptable combination of computer systems and printing press, bindery, finishing, and electronic pre-press equipment available in the market at the time.
After beginning her career at FEC in 1978, his daughter Jill Cornell Gwaltney eventually rose through the ranks to become the company’s president in 1984. By 1990, FEC had established itself as the most successful direct mail printer in the Western region. The year 1996 marks the year when FEC was sold to Wallace Computer Systems. After Clark’s retirement, Jill went on to establish Rauxa, an advertising business.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornell laid the groundwork in 1996 for a legacy gift that would ultimately endow five faculty seats at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and serve as a monument to the school’s first five deans. The Cornells had the ambition of ensuring that future generations of students at UCLA would have access to a high-quality management education through recruiting exceptional teachers.