Former CMU president recalled as visionary leader who impacted the university and region

Former Carnegie Mellon University President Jared L. “Jerry” Cohon, who led the university for 16 years, was remembered Sunday as a visionary for the university who had a great impact on the region’s economy.

Cohon, 76, who died Saturday in Ligonier, “was widely respected and immensely beloved, and his leadership and scholarship have shaped the trajectories of an untold number of Tartans over the years,” said CMU President Farnam Jahanian.

Cohon was the university’s president from 1997 to 2013…

May his memory be a blessing.

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