A former Edinboro University President has passed away. Foster Diebold served as President of the University from 1979 to 1996.
During his tenure, Edinboro State College became Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Diebold passed away at his Miami home Sunday morning following a brief illness. He was 85 years old.
Acting University President Mike Hannon says in part, “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Former Edinboro University President Foster Diebold… [he] led the university through challenging times, guiding its transition from a college to a university. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, Patricia, their children, and grandchildren”.
We will be speaking with Hannon later today. He replaces Doctor H. Fred Walker who resigned Friday.