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Glenn Hild, former dean of College of Arts and Humanities, dies

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Glenn Hild, the former interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, died on Sunday, April 8.

The cause of his death was pancreatic cancer, according to his obituary.

He is survived by his wife Susan, daughters Kjersten and Marlene, brother Lyle and mother Mary Hilda.

“Among his friends and family, he will always be remembered for his postcards, among other things, and his impact on so many was evidenced by the many, many cards, letters, and messages he received in the past months,” his obituary stated.

Hild served at Eastern from 1980 to 2016. He started as an art professor, becoming chair of the department, associate dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, then interim dean.

“Glenn’s calm and steady leadership was an inspiration to us all, and his many years of devoted service to the University will have a lasting impact to students and colleagues alike for generations to come,” the College of Arts and Humanities posted on its website. “We will miss you, Glenn.”

An endowment in Hild’s honor is being established through the EIU Foundation.

Those interested in giving can contact Chris Kahler, chair of the department of art and design, or Randi Bohannon in the Development Office.

The News desk can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]

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Glenn Hild, former dean of College of Arts and Humanities, dies