Campus News - October 1, 2001
UNM sociology professor emeritus Richard Tomasson, 73, died of
leukemia Sept. 6, at Lovelace Medical Center.
Tomasson was appointed chair of the sociology department in 1967
where he served six of his 20 years at UNM. The author of two books, he founded
the state chapter of the National Association of Scholars.
Tomasson occasionally criticized UNM, challenging the Universitys
administration to better its ranking among American universities.
UNM President William C. Gordon said Tomasson was a voice that challenged us to think, and those voices are few and far between. We will miss that voice.
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