Memorial Service for UM President Foote Set for April 26

By UM News

Memorial Service for UM President Foote Set for April 26

By UM News
The University of Miami’s fourth president passed away on February 15 at age 78.

The University of Miami will hold a memorial service to honor its fourth president, Edward Thaddeus “Tad” Foote II, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at Gusman Concert Hall on the Coral Gables campus.

The service will be live streamed. You can watch it here.

As its fourth president, Foote significantly raised the academic and research stature of the University, spearheaded a capital fundraising campaign that was the second largest in the history of American higher education at the time, and instituted a series of other reforms that ranged from improved facilities to new academic programs.

During his tenure from 1981 to 2001, the University added three new schools—the School of Architecture, School of Communication, and the Graduate School of International Studies. He transformed the University’s residence halls into residential colleges modeled after those at Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale. He made research a top priority and focused attention on strategic interdisciplinary initiatives.

Foote passed away on February 15 at age 78.

RSVPs are required to attend the memorial service at Gusman Hall, 1314 Miller Road. Email eventsmanagement@miami.edu or call 305-284-2875.

UM established the Foote Fellows Honors Program, a scholarship initiative for highly motivated students who enter the University with advanced knowledge in several disciplines and demonstrate intellectual rigor and interest in a broad-based curriculum.

To find more information and to make memorial donations, visit the Foote Fellows Program or send to the Foote Fellows program, University of Miami Division of University Advancement, P.O. Box 025388, Coral Gables, Florida 33102-9811.