Obituary: SAIS' George Crowell, Associate Dean George L. Crowell, associate dean of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, died Aug. 21 in Washington of massive respiratory failure. He was 46. "SAIS and the Hopkins community have suffered a profound loss," said SAIS dean Paul Wolfowitz. "... he was the life and soul of SAIS, and his presence has been a vital part of the day-to-day life of the school and has given a special extra dimension to the network of relationships among students, staff, faculty and alumni. He will be missed more than words can say." Crowell was a native of Birmingham, Ala., and a graduate of Antioch College. He earned his master's degree in international relations from Hopkins and was pursuing a doctoral degree at the time of his death. Crowell had held various administrative positions at SAIS since 1976. Prior to coming to Hopkins, he was assistant director of admissions at Vassar College and associate director of development at Antioch College, where he also served as a trustee. He served on the boards of the World Wildlife Fund, Close Up Foundation, Atlantic Council, British-American Project and the United Negro College Fund Institute for International Public Policy and was a member of the advisory board of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in Public and International Affairs. Crowell is survived by his mother, two sisters and a brother. A memorial service is scheduled at SAIS on Oct. 7.
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