News Category: tribute

Dr. Francis Miksa (1938-2019)

April 2, 2019

We are very sad to announce the passing of Dr. Francis (Fran) Miksa Jr., aged 80, faculty emeritus and former acting dean, on Wednesday March 20, 2019 in McComb, MS.

Professor Glynn Harmon (1933-2013)

Feb. 19, 2013

With great sadness we report the death of Dr. Glynn Harmon (1933-2013), long-serving professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, who died quietly at his home on Sunday, February 17, aged 79 years. Dr. Harmon held multiple degrees including a Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, and Masters of Arts, Public Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He also held Masters of Science and Ph.D., Information Science, both from Case Western Reserve University. Later, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.

Dean Brooke Sheldon 1931-2013

Feb. 12, 2013

We are saddened to share the news that former iSchool Dean, Brooke E. Sheldon, died Monday, February 11th. Brooke served as dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science from 1991-1996. A specialist in leadership and management, Brooke was a strong advocate for public libraries and a more scholarly approach to professional education. Brooke led the school through a major restructuring of its doctoral program and successfully advanced the school's external research and gift funding.

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