October 29, 2013
I lost two cherished friends and mentors yesterday -- Dr. Nohad Toulan and his wife Dirce Moroni.
Dr. Toulan was an urban pioneer. In numerous public and private leadership roles over a 40-year career, he shaped the city we call home. The founding Dean of the College of Urban and Public Affairs at PSU, he built a nationally-recognized program from scratch, inspiring future generations of students to pursue careers in public service.
My wife Patricia and I express our deepest sympathy to Nohad and Dirce’s family, friends, and colleagues, the Portland State University community, and all those whose lives were touched by their remarkable legacy.
Photo courtesy of the Muslim Educational Trust