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Tribute planned for former University of Arizona president

Posted: 8:23 AM, Nov 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-19 15:25:18Z

A tribute will be held Monday night for University of Arizona President Emeritus Henry Koffler.

Koffler passed away in March. He was the UA president from 1982 to 1991 and was first UA alumnus to serve in that position. 

The ceremony will be November, Monday 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Crowder Hall at the Fred Fox School of Music. The address is 1017 N. Olive Road. 

The tribute will be streamed live here .

"I am so grateful that I was able to spend some time with President Koffler and learn from him as I joined the UA community," said UA President Robert C. Robbins in a news release. "He was a superior intellect and a very sweet and caring man. We had the same physician, and I saw him often and greatly enjoyed our conversations and his handwritten letters. I tell people everywhere that we must instill a love of lifelong learning in our students, and I can think of no better example than the way President Koffler pursued new ideas and forms of engagement through his entire life. His pilates regimen was impressive and his artwork is incredible, with an exhibit on display right now at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. He did amazing things for the University, and he's a great inspiration for all of us. I know he will be fondly remembered by the Wildcat family for years to come."