University Mourns the Loss of Dr. John Noftsinger

From: Public Affairs

Dr. Jerry Benson, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, is sad to announce the death of Dr. John Noftsinger.

This morning the James Madison University community lost a colleague and friend. Dr. Noftsinger, Vice Provost for Research and Public Service, passed away early this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with John's wife, Cindy, his three sons and his extended family.

"We are saddened by the loss of John. He has been a friend for many years. His personal and professional accomplishments and contributions are unparalleled and he'll be missed by all," said Dr. Linwood Rose, JMU President.

John served the university for more than 22 years and dedicated his professional life to the education of others. His work and life profoundly impacted the lives of many.

The JMU Counseling and Student Development Center staff is available to meet with any faculty or staff member or student regarding the loss of Dr. Noftsinger. The Counseling and Student Development Center can be reached at 540-568-6552.

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Nov. 11, 2011