Thursday, September 28, 2006
A. Jake Bauerly ' 75
It was while he was still in college that A. Jake Bauerly, Sauk Rapids, established a lifelong pattern of community service and leadership roles in business. As a student he volunteered his time to serve on the accreditation committee for the initial certification process for the College of Business at SCSU. He also began working at Bauerly Brothers, producer and placer of asphalt, aggregate and concrete, initially on road crews, where he eventually worked his way up the ranks to become part-owner and hold a variety of management roles, including president of the asphalt division. Since 2002 he has been chief operating officer and executive vice president.
Later in his career, he graduated from an executive education program at Harvard University. He continues to pursue lifelong learning with students from the three-year certification program, traveling annually to learn in different locations.
Bauerly has been active in company United Way drives, the Salvation Army Day of Caring, American Cancer Society walks, the CentraCare Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club. He has given philanthropically to the community, been involved in local politics and served on the board of directors of the National Association of Builders and Contractors and as president of the Minnesota chapter. Bauerly is on the SCSU Nursing Science Community Advisory Board.