Statement on Passing of Former Board of Regents President Sydney Pollack

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On behalf of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, faculty and staff I would like to extend condolences to the family and loved ones of Sydney Pollack. We were saddened when we heard news of his passing. Mr. Pollack served on the University’s Board of Regents for six years, from 1979 to 1985, and was the Board president during his last four years of service. In addition to his leadership and service, Mr. Pollack was also a member of the President’s Council, the highest level of recognition for University donors. He has a lasting legacy at Southeast because of his generous donation of land to support the building campaign in 1990 for what is now known as Robert A. Dempster Hall home to the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and Computing. We are grateful to Sydney Pollack for his leadership, service and generosity to Southeast Missouri State University and our students.

– Dr. Carlos Vargas, President

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