UVA Dean of Admissions Jack Blackburn has succumbed to liver cancer. The 67-year-old held the position since 1985, and was popular and respected enough that $1.5M was just raised to establish scholarships in his name, the university points out in a statement on his death. He’d planned to retire in June.
The memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian at 11 AM on Saturday, followed by a reception at Alumni Hall.
5 thoughts on “Jack Blackburn Has Died”
oh this is sad. he was a fine man.
I agree with Cecil, he has been well-liked by students and faculty.
Maybe Blackburn’s biggest regret?
Not hardly. :)
Dean Blackburn was an awesome admissions dean but also a great man. He had great vision and character. He will be missed.
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