Graduate School News

Loss of Alexander Heard, former Graduate School Dean

July 27, 2009

Alexander Heard, the chancellor of Vanderbilt University in the 1960s and '70s and an education advisor under three U.S. presidents, died Friday. He was 92.

He earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1938 and received both his M.A. in 1948 and Ph.D. in 1951 from Columbia University. Heard was dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina from 1958 to 1963.

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