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Former UTA President, Engineering Professor Woolf Dies

Thursday, June 12, 2014

UTA President Emeritus Jack WoolfUTA President Emeritus Jack WoolfUTA President Emeritus Jack WoolfFormer UT Arlington President and engineering professor Jack Woolf died Tuesday, June 10, at age 90.

A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. 

Woolf came to what was then Arlington State College in 1957 as dean. The next year he was named acting president following the death of E.H. Hereford. In 1959 he became president and guided the school to four-year status, led the transition to The University of Texas System in 1965, and helped secure the University's first graduate programs. After his presidency, he served as a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department until his retirement in 1989.

Memorials may be made to the Woolf Endowed Scholarship Fund, Office of Development, Box 19198.