DR. JOHN M. HOWELL (East Carolina
University), 93, was chancellor emeritus of
East Carolina. He served the university for
30 years, starting as professor of political
science. Howell retired in 1987. A World
War II veteran, Howell was a graduate
of the University of Alabama and Duke
University. He also served at Randolph
Macon Women’s College and Memphis
State University. He died Jan. 3.
DR. JOHN ED WARD ALTAZAN (Louisiana
State University), 89, was the founding
dean of the University of New Orleans
College of Business Administration,
serving as dean for 30 years. He was
a graduate of Louisiana State and the
University of Illinois. He died Jan. 10.
CHENE Y C. JOSEPH JR. (Louisiana State
University), 73, was a dean of the LSU
Law Center. He was a graduate of
Princeton University and LSU Law, where
he joined the faculty in 1972. Joseph also
served as the U.S. attorney for the middle
district of Louisiana, district attorney
of East Baton Rouge Parish, judge pro
tempore for the 16th JDC and 40th JDC,
as executive counsel to Gov. Murphy J.
“Mike” Foster, and two terms as executive
director of the Louisiana Judicial College.
He died Dec. 18.
REV. DR. WILLIAM G. BODAMER JR. (Milliken
University), 83, was the chairman of
the university’s religion department and
director of the Piling Chapel and Campus
Ministry. He was a graduate of Wagner
College and Princeton Theological
Seminary. He died Sept. 27.
DR. DAVID J. MUGLER (Kansas State
University), 79, was the dean of agriculture
at Kansas State. A graduate of Kansas State,
he also served in the Air Force. Mugler
was president of NAADA, Phi Kappa Phi,
and the KSU Faculty Senate, and also
developed Ag in the Classroom teacher
training programs. He died Feb. 5.
PATRICIA BAYLES (Wichita State
University), 75, was the retired dean of
nursing at Butler Community College. She
was a graduate of the Jersey City Medical
Center school of nursing, Newman
University, and Wichita State. Bayles
served on the executive council of the
National League for Nursing. She died
DR. KATHLEEN H. ARECCHI (Plymouth State
University), 72, taught voice at Plymouth
State for 35 years and also served as
associate dean for academic affairs and as
director of the Silver Cultural Arts Center.
A graduate of the Eastman School of
Music and the University of Maryland,
Arrechi was also a soprano soloist who
performed across the country. She is
survived by her husband, Angelo, two
brothers, a daughter, and nephews and
nieces. Arecchi died Feb. 5.
DR. BET T YE LOIS GRIGSBY (Texas A&M
University), 50, was chairwoman of
the University of Houston, Clear Lake
Department of Leadership and Policy
Analysis and chairwoman of the Doctor
of Education in Educational Leadership
program. She was formerly a principal,
assistant principal, and teacher in the
Beaumont Independent School District.
She died Feb. 7.
DR. ELIZABETH GARRET T (University of
Southern California), 52, was the first
female president of Cornell University.
She was formerly provost and senior vice
president of academic affairs at Southern
California. Garrett also served at the
University of Chicago Law School. She
died March 6.
DR. DUNCAN CARTER (University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign), 69, was professor
emeritus of English and the former dean
of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
at Portland State University. He was a
graduate of Washington State University
and Illinois, and also held positions at West
Point, Texas State University, and Boston
University. He died Feb. 22.
DR. EDWARD T. FOOTE II (University of
Miami), 78, was the fourth president of
the university, and served for 20 years in
the post. A former Marine, Foote was a
graduate of Yale and Georgetown who
was dean of the law school at Washington
University in St. Louis before coming to
Miami. He died Feb. 15.
DR. CATH Y KINZER (New Mexico State
University), 65, was an associate professor
and cofounder of the Mathematically
Connected Communities project at
New Mexico State. She was a graduate of
New Mexico State and also worked as a
schoolteacher. She died Feb. 28.
DR. CHARLES J. STAHL III (East Tennessee
State University), 85, was the U.S. Navy’s
first forensic pathologist and a professor
of pathology at East Tennessee State. He
was a ballistics expert who was awarded
the Legion of Merit, the Joint Service
Commendation Medal, and the Navy
Unit Commendation. He was a graduate
of Ursinus College and Jefferson Medical
College. He died March 1.
CHE YENNE WARNER (Duquesne
University), 22, was a graduate student
studying physics. Friends and teachers
say she wanted to encourage girls and
underprivileged students to pursue
careers in math and science. She was set
to graduate in spring 2016. Warner died
DR. LESLIE RAYMOND BASSET T (University
of Michigan), 93, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, the Albert A. Stanley
Distinguished University Professor
Emeritus of Music at Michigan, and a
World War II veteran. A member of the
American Academy of Arts and Letters,
he was a graduate of California State
University, Fresno, and Michigan. His
work was performed by the New York and
Los Angeles philharmonics, the Chicago
Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and
the Juilliard String Quartet. He died Feb. 4.
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