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University of Arizona President Emeritus Henry Koffler, who led the UA as president from 1982-1991 and oversaw its ascension to the top ranks of major research universities, died Saturday, March 10. He was 95. Koffler is survived by Phyllis (Pierson) Koffler, his wife of more than 71 years. 

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David G. Carter, who oversaw the transformation of Connecticut’s higher-education institutions as chancellor of the Connecticut State University System and former president of Eastern Connecticut State University, died Saturday in Arizona.  He was 75 and had been ill with cancer.
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The former president of Edinboro University has died.

Foster Diebold was head of the university from 1979 until 1996. During his tenure, Edinboro State College became Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.  The Diebold Center for Performing Arts is named in his honor and he was inducted into the Edinboro University Athletics Hall Of Fame in 2006.  Foster Diebold was 85.
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Indiana University-Bloomington’s first female chancellor, Sharon Brehm, died Saturday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, according to an IU news release. 

Brehm was the Bloomington campus chancellor and vice president for academic affairs from 2001 to 2003 before working as a professor in the department of psychological and brain sciences at IU and eventually serving as the president of the American Psychological Association.

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Former Central Connecticut State University president Jack Miller died Monday morning, according to university officials.

Miller was president from 2005 to 2016, succeeded by President Zulma Toro. Richard Judd, CCSU’s president before Miller, said he was sad to hear about Miller’s passing.

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Another fine installment!
Dr. Carl O. Westbrook, president emeritus of Connors State College and decorated World War II veteran, died March 30, in Tulsa. He was 95 years old.  Born on Oct. 25, 1922, Westbrook was raised in Houston and graduated from Aldine High School. Westbrook joined the Navy and was stationed in Pearl Harbor and the Pacific Theater during World War II. While in the Navy, he also claimed the featherweight title in the Golden Gloves. He was honorably discharged in 1946.

As the 13th president of Connors State College, Westbrook grew the enrollment of the college from 900 to 2,500 students, launched innovative new programs in nursing, equine technology and child development, opened a branch campus in Muskogee, saw the school win two national championships in men’s and women’s basketball and acquired a 1,300-acre ranch that today stands as a living laboratory for research and learning opportunities for students. At the time of his retirement, Connors State was the largest non-urban junior college in Oklahoma.

Pretty interesting character, actually.
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The president of Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion died in a plane crash in New York state over the weekend. Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, 53, was piloting the small aircraft when it crashed in Hudson Valley on Saturday, according to local media reports.  Panken served as the 12th president of HUC-JIR, a seminary founded in Cincinnati in 1875.
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A little larger school this time:

Charles Steger, the 15th president of Virginia Tech, died at his Blacksburg home Sunday evening. He was 70 years old.

Steger served as president from 2000 to 2014. Timothy Sands became president of the university in June 2014.
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Former Marshall University President Robert B. Hayes has died in West Virginia. He was 92.  Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary confirmed that Hayes died Friday in Huntington.  Hayes was Marshall's 11th president, serving from 1974 to 1983. 
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28 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Western Carolina University chancellor David Belcher has died at age 60.  He'd been diagnosed with brain cancer a couple of years ago.

 

http://wlos.com/news/local/wcu-chancellor-david-belcher-has-died

 

 


Another Sir Creep Cup entry, month #1.  Who knows...someone somewhere may have him in a pool.  Not my dumb ass I can tell you.
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27 minutes ago, Sir Creep said:


Another Sir Creep Cup entry, month #1.  Who knows...someone somewhere may have him in a pool.  Not my dumb ass I can tell you.
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I did notice he'd been picked in one of the deadpools.  Appears to a be monthly one and he was selected in March.  I'd not come across his name before. 

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Dr. D. Walter Cohen, dean emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, chancellor emeritus of the Drexel University College of Medicine and a former president & chancellor of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, died June 29th.  He was 91.

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/dr-d-walter-cohen-91-led-philly-dental-and-medical-schools-20180701.html

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

Dr. D. Walter Cohen, dean emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, chancellor emeritus of the Drexel University College of Medicine and a former president & chancellor of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, died June 29th.  He was 91.

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/dr-d-walter-cohen-91-led-philly-dental-and-medical-schools-20180701.html

 

 

 

Seems like Sir Creep has some competition in this thread!

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We could - like - liven this thread up by posting photos of anonymous presidents, vice chancellors and the like and inviting people to guess which obscure institution they run

 

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2 hours ago, maryportfuncity said:

We could - like - liven this thread up by posting photos of anonymous presidents, vice chancellors and the like and inviting people to guess which obscure institution they run

 

th?id=OIP.4sF0uYmnlVRiq81MSvnz6wHaE8&pid

 

Send your answers to: emma.richardson@cumbria.ac.uk  :lol:

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3 hours ago, Cat O'Falk said:

 

Send your answers to: emma.richardson@cumbria.ac.uk  :lol:

 

Send your predictions to DDP in December but don't hold your breath regarding a q/o if a calamity befalls this really healthy woman!

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8 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

C.D. (Clemmie) Spangler, an American billionaire and a former decade-long President of the University of North Carolina, has died.  He was 86.

 

https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article215379590.html

 

What a great great song

 

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