Nancy Dye and Her Monumental Legacy

 I received the very sad news about the passing away of the former president of our college Nancy Dye, a great friend, a visionary mentor and a world-class educator. May peace be upon her good soul. My friendship with her goes back to a decade before she invited me to Oberlin. She was a  courageous pioneer, a visionary scholar and educator with unique skills to outreach other cultures. By herself, she was an effective academic bridge, an institution, and a humanist. Above all qualities, she was a good soul, and for me, a great friend and a gate to other friends and good souls at Oberlin.
In her endeavor to develop academic exchange programs with Iran, Nancy Dye travelled to Iran and made many friends who miss her now tremendously. She has left a monumental legacy at Oberlin, Bangladesh, UAE and will be remembered by many colleagues as one of the greatest presidents of our college. May her soul rest in peace and may her good memory stay alive and keep inspiring many colleagues, administrators and students in America and beyond. My deep condolences to all Nancy’s friends and family members specifically to Griffith Dye, her husband who was always an indispensable inspiration that contributed to her global successes. In his patient, examplary and unceasing care for Nancy during her long sickness, Griff demonstrated his deep humanity, faith and the meaning of unconditional love.