T. Alexander Pond, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on 08/29/2010. Dr. Pond was the former Rutgers Vice President for Academic Affairs.
A celebration of Alecís life will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Wilburton Inn, 257 Wilburton Drive, Manchester, Vermont.
Alec Pond, who died August 29 at his home in Vermont, served for 15 years in the Rutgers administration and as a member of the physics department, including a year as acting president. He was appointed by President Ed Bloustein in 1982 as executive vice president and chief academic officer after a twenty-year tenure at Stony Brook University, where he had built its physics department into one with an international reputation. Dr. Pond worked closely with President Bloustein to attract world-class scholars, develop strong relationships with then-Governor Thomas H. Kean and the Legislature, and establish highly regarded centers of ceramics, optic materials, and advanced food technology research, among other achievements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Alecís memory to the Barbara N. Pond Memorial Fund in the Stony Brook Foundation, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy Chairmanís Fund at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
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