Centre remembers retired administrator Tom McKune
RELEASED: November 1, 2007
DANVILLE, KY—Centre College lost a friend and colleague on Monday, Oct. 29, with the passing of Tom McKune, a former Centre administrator. McKune, who was 65, passed away at his residence on First Street in Danville.
During his 23 years at Centre, McKune was director of admissions, underclass advising and international programs. He also served as coordinator of new student orientation and was minority student advisor. He was assistant to the dean of the College and director of advising from 1998 until his retirement on Aug. 31, 2004.
McKune also served on the Danville Board of Education from 1994 to 2002.
Clarence Wyatt '78, Pottinger Professor of History, special assistant to the president and chief planning officer, says that McKune knew how life was supposed to be lived.
"He balanced his work, his family and his service to his community so well because he came to all of them with the same enthusiasm, compassion and joy," Clarence says.
A 1964 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., McKune completed graduate study at the Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Michigan, in 1975.
Visitation for McKune will be Thursday, Nov. 1, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Community Arts Center in Danville.
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