Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Richard McCullough

     Earlier today, South Orange County Community College District personnel received word that Richard McCullough has died.
     In a letter from Saddleback College President Tod Burnett to denizens of Saddleback College (forwarded to IVC), we learned that
   Dr. Richard D. McCullough, Saddleback College’s beloved president from 2004 to 2008, passed away this morning after his brave battle with cancer.
   As you know, Dr. McCullough truly loved Saddleback College, and he was greatly loved in return. All who worked with him or were taught by him admired his unmatched intelligence, compassion, and charming sense of humor. He will be tremendously missed by all of us.
   Dr. McCullough started at Saddleback College in 1971 as a professor in the department of biological sciences. During his 37 years at the college, Dr. McCullough served in many capacities, including president, vice president for instruction, and dean of mathematics, science, and engineering. Dr. McCullough designed the college’s electron microscopy laboratory and was instrumental in building our solar observatory. He will be forever remembered for his vision and leadership in building the Saddleback College Veterans Memorial….

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so saddened by his death. What a great man. He was a real asset to the district for so many, many years. My symphathy to his family.

Anonymous said...

How about honoring Richard by naming the Library after him? I'd like that.

Anonymous said...

I think that's a great idea!

Anonymous said...

Excellent proposal! Where do I sign?

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea.

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