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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Remembering Leonard Pat Goodall

Funny how life touches places and people in ways unexpected and distant. The man I interviewed when I was Operations Manager for our Chicago college radio station, WUIC, later served on my Masters Advisory Committee in far off Las Vegas.

In today's paper there is an obituary of the man who build the school I earned my undergraduate degree at, the University of Illinois, Chicago, and who was chancellor when I attended that school, passed away. He later advised on my Masters Degree in Communication at UNLV where he was a professor emeritus, and retired after being the fourth president of UNLV.  Leonard Pat Goodall has a strong impact on both cities I call home, Chicago and Las Vegas...

The below is from the San Francisco Chronicle:

Former University of Nevada, Las Vegas professor, president and author Leonard "Pat" Goodall has died at age 75.

The university announced Tuesday that Goodall died Monday at home in Las Vegas after battling brain cancer.

Goodall was the university's fourth president, serving from 1979-1984. He remained a professor of management and public administration until his retirement in 2000.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (( ) that Goodall authored nine books including "An Investor's Memoir," advocating a conservative approach to investing.

Current university President Neal Smatresk says Goodall will be remembered for his work during a critical phase of growth at UNLV.

For Las Vegas Review Journal Coverage and a photo click here.

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