Dean Joe loved coming to work as our leader. He embraced challenges and saw them as opportunities. He welcomed new ideas and encouraged creativity. He celebrated our victories and cheered us on. Like an actor’s director, he was a professor’s dean. At heart, Dr. DePierro was a natural teacher who never lost his passion for what it meant to trigger the ‘aha’ moment for a student.
Dr. DePierro’s memory will remain with us, supported by the programs, relationships, and opportunities he helped to create.
In memory of our colleague, leader, and friend,Grace M. May