Edward N. Thompson, Penn State director of development for the Office of Educational Equity, dies
October 23, 2011
Edward N. Thompson, Penn State director of development for Office of Educational Equity, died from a heart attack while running the Tussey Mountainback Relay in Rothrock State Forest (PA). Thompson, 58, had bypass surgery 13 years earlier, but was a lifelong athlete. The former president of the Forum on Black Affairs spent most of his Penn State career raising funds to allow more minorities, veterans and disabled students to attend the university. Thompson was a very proud member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.