Steve Goodman Passes Away
Steve Goodman, director of Campus Services at the University of Illinois at Springfield, has died of cancer. He was 58.
Well known among attendees of the Association of College and University Printers (ACUP) conference, Mr. Goodman took the UIS position in April 2001 after spending 15 years as manager of print and mail services at California State University in Fresno.
When asked, in a 2001 interview, why he chose to stay in the in-plant industry rather than move to the commercial sector, he remarked, “The in-plant allows you to actively work with an organization and help an organization grow.” And that’s exactly what he strived to do. Under his direction, the UIS in-plant purchased a four-color Hamada B-452, a Mitsubishi DPX platesetter and a Standard collator/saddle stitcher.
“These purchases that Steve spearheaded turned us from a ‘forms and books’ printing operation to a true marketing operation for UIS,” says Sara Storm, interim director, Campus Services. “Steve brought with him a wealth of mail knowledge that no one here could even compare to. We began to process automated mailings for the campus, and the business has grown steadily over the years. He understood the importance of the print/mail functions, and how they were so intertwined.”
Steve fought to move the Mail Center into the same building as the print shop. He also created a billing reports/chargeback system, which reduced the manual input of monthly charges. The shop now provides real-time information to customers.
“He pushed innovative thoughts and processes while stressing we do them from a frugal financial position,” recalled Larz Gaydos, printing production coordinator at UIS. “Work smarter, see ways to do things and provide services that clients need—but keep the costs in check.”
An assertive man with a booming Bronx accent, Mr. Goodman was never shy about voicing his opinion. He could always be counted on to contribute to the Q&A portion of any ACUP session.
Bob has served as editor of In-plant Impressions since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited nearly 170 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Impressions.