In memory of John Sarvey

I received word this morning that John Hoang Sarvey had died during the Thanksgiving holiday.  My heart goes out to his family, friends, colleagues, and community.

My friend Peter Miller and I had the privilege of meeting with John on November 20th. It was the last appointment of John’s professional day before he took off for Thanksgiving.

We had a very candid conversation, in which he laid out some of his vision for substantial positive changes in community service and higher education. I was so excited, not only by his intelligent ideas, but by his noble intentions.

It seems to me that the best way that we, his professional colleagues and admirers, can pay tribute to him is to strive to be as smart, as noble, as effective, and as ambitious for the common good.

May his memory always be a blessing.

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