Eleventh Street in Claremont, Calif., will be renamed “Drucker Way” – celebrating, renewing and honoring the life, work and legacy of Peter Drucker

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the Drucker Institute announced today that one block of Eleventh Street in Claremont, California, will officially be renamed “Drucker Way” in honor of Peter Drucker, the father of modern management.

The renaming of Eleventh Street is part of the Drucker Centennial, which marks Drucker’s 100th birthday. The global celebration, which is being put on by the Drucker School and the Drucker Institute, will be crowned by a week of special events at Claremont Graduate University in November 2009.

“The naming of Drucker Way is a fitting tribute to a great thinker who spent so much productive time here in Claremont amid this remarkable complex of Oxford-like colleges,” said Ira A. Jackson, Dean of the Drucker School. “During his 30 years on the faculty at Claremont Graduate University, Peter walked these streets and ruminated on the meaning of work and society. We are grateful to the mayor and City Council for honoring one of Claremont’s own in this way and allowing us to change our address during the Drucker Centennial to 100 Drucker Way.”

The dedication will take place on Thursday, October 8, and will be preceded by a State of the School address, led by Dean Jackson. The newly named “Drucker Way” extends one block from College Avenue to Dartmouth Avenue. A reception will follow in the Burkle Courtyard and is open to the public.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

State of the School Address, Burkle 16

4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Drucker Way Unveiling, the corner of Eleventh and Dartmouth avenues

5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reception, Burkle Courtyard

5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

For more information, please contact Christina Wassenaar at Christina.wassenaar@cgu.edu.