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Obituary: David Knapp, former COLA Dean

April 21, 2010

David Knapp, former dean of the College of Liberal Arts who went on to become president of the University of Massachusetts died April 13, 2010. He was 82.

Knapp joined the faculty at UNH in 1953 as an assistant professor of government. From 1955 to 1961, he assumed the duties of assistant to the president in addition to that of associate professor and served as dean of COLA from1961-1962. 

He was president of UMass from 1978 to 1990.

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