CHING, RUSSELL K.H., PHD
Dr. Russell K.H. Ching passed away on May 25, 2012. His family, friends and colleagues will always remember him as a good man: loving, kind, intelligent, thoughtful and caring. As a member of the national and international academic community, his vision, and rigorous intellect will be sorely missed. Russell was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, but it was in Sacramento where he found his life work in academia. He became a faculty member of the California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), College of Business Administration (CBA) in 1994. He served as Chair of the MIS Department from 2002 to 2005 and as the Associate Dean for the CBA Undergraduate Program since 2006. As Associate Dean, Russell was known for his tireless work to make improvements to the CBA undergraduate program. In addition, Russell was an internationally known scholar in the areas of information technology and information systems. However great his work and standing at the university and within the academic community, Russell always found time to be a family man. He lived by the motto, ‘Family is number one.’ He loved his life with Lisa, Christopher, Elizabeth, and little Sammy, and was always finding ways to bring new experiences into their lives. Relatives and friends will recall fond memories of gathering at his home to celebrate the holidays and life’s important milestones. Russell is survived by his wife, Lisa, children, Christopher, Elizabeth, and Samuel, sister, Carole Ching, and nephew, Keoni Dunn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rose and George Ching. A memorial service was held at George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers, 2691 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818.