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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

The Passing of Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: The Passing of Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you of the passing of Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles, Professor of Practice in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, this morning. 

Dr. Knowles spent 42 years of his career at Rensselaer, serving first in the administration, culminating in his service as Vice President for Student Life, and for the past 10 years as Professor of Practice in the Department of the Arts, a role in which he remained active until very recently. A tireless advocate for students, a gifted percussionist, and an artist educator, Dr. Knowles has been an inspiration to us all.

Once we receive news of arrangements, we will again communicate with you and honor the legacy Dr. Knowles left our community, and the world.

Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles.