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FOUR ARE INDUCTED INTO
GATTON COLLEGE ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

By Dan Adkins

 

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This year's inductees to the Gatton College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame are Randolph Blazer, Zaki Baridwan, O. Trigg Dorton and Bambang Sudibyo.

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Feb. 14, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Former Indonesian Finance Minister Bambang Sudibyo, along with an Indonesian banker, the chairman of a leading accounting firm and a major eastern Kentucky banker, were inducted into the Gatton College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame at the University of Kentucky on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the UK Student Center.

Sudibyo, who earned his Doctor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the Gatton College in 1985, served as Indonesia's top finance official during 1999 and 2000. He currently is chairman of the government's task force for fiscal decentralization. Sudibyo has been a leader in Indonesia's business academic community for two decades.

He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia in 1977 and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1980.

He has taught both accounting and business courses at Gadjah Mada University, where, in 1988, he co-founded the master of management program. His leadership helped the university enter collaborations with several other universities, including UK, Temple, the University of Innsbruck in Austria and others.

He and his wife, Retno S. Sudibyo, have two sons.

The other inductees are:

-- Randolph C. Blazer, chairman and chief executive officer of KPMG Consulting Inc., a firm that advises companies on technology and business systems integration. After earning his MBA at UK in 1973, Blazer served in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne division for four years, rising to the rank of captain. He ultimately was responsible for helping the army install its first computerized personnel system.

Blazer left the military in 1977 and became a consultant with the Peat Marwick Mitchell accounting firm on its services to the U.S. military. He became a partner in 1985 and in 1991 was given responsibility for the federal services division, which included civilian clients such as the Internal Revenue Service. During the 1990s, mergers converted Peat Marwick to KPMG International, which eventually spun off its consulting functions into a private firm, headed by Blazer. Last February, KPMG went public.

Blazer received his bachelor's degree in economics from Western Maryland College.

-- Zaki Baridwan, president director of Bank BNI in Indonesia, earned his master's degree in accounting at UK in 1984 and his doctorate from UK in 1989.

Since 1973, when he graduated from Indonesia's Gadjah Mada University with a degree in accounting, he has served as an instructor with the university's accounting department. He also has served as director of the publishing department of the economics faculty. Since earning his doctorate at UK, he has been appointed to a variety of positions, including chairman of the accounting department, director of the evening program, vice rector for finance and director of the graduate school. His textbook, "Intermediate Accounting," is now in its seventh edition and is used by most accounting students in Indonesia. Since October 2000, he has been dean of economics.

Baridwan was appointed as president director of Bank BNI, Indonesia's second-largest bank, in February 2000. The bank, which has more than 650 branches within the country and five overseas branches, including one in New York City, employs more than 15,000 people.

Baridwan and his wife, Aida, have two children.

-- O. Trigg Dorton, retired president of the Citizens National Bank of Paintsville, Ky., received his bachelor's degree in commerce from UK in 1942, shortly before he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps (later the U.S. Air Force) as a private. He was discharged from the service in 1945 as a first lieutenant.

The son of a banker, Trigg entered banking in 1945 as assistant cashier of what was then the Second National Bank, now Citizens National. By 1958, he had become cashier and executive vice president and, six years later, succeeded his father as president.

Until his retirement in 1986 and after, Dorton has been intensely involved in community and civic activities. He has served as president, director or member of many professional, civic and charitable organizations, including the Kentucky Bankers Association, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Independent College Fund, Big Sandy Community Action Program, Highlands Regional Medical Center and many others. He served for 12 years on the Paintsville Independent School Board, the Lindsey Wilson College Board, Prestonsburg Community and Technical College Board and on the UK Development Board.

He and his wife, Betty Marie, have two children.


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