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The 15th Penn State University president dies
By: WJAC Web Staff
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Former Penn State President Joab Thomas has died.
Thomas was the universitys 15th president and oversaw the building of the Bryce Jordan Center and a new wing of the Palmer Museum.
Thomas served as president at the University of Alabama and the chancellor of North Carolina State.
Thomas was a three time graduate of Harvard University.
He passed away at 81 and his cause of death was unclear.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa.