The passing of LaMont Toliver, Director of the Meyerhoff Scholars Program and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education, on February 28, 2012, was a tragic loss for the Meyerhoff Scholars Program family and the entire University community. LaMont graced us with his considerable abilities for the past 22 years – his leadership and deep compassion, and his wisdom, wit, and determination.
His example will continue to inspire us, and the strong community of scholars he loved will comfort us in the days ahead.
An on-campus memorial was held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at noon in the University Center Ballroom.
Read and share memories of LaMont, along with messages for his family, on the online tribute page. The Meyerhoff office will be compiling many of these messages into a tribute online, as well as a keepsake for the Toliver family.
Anumber of media outlets covered the life and passing of LaMont Toliver. Follow these links to read more.
– Catonsville Patch, ‘Toliver’s Legacy Recalled at UMBC Memorial (also ran in the Arbutus Patch)
– UMBC Retreiver Weekly, ‘Mourning the loss of a leader
– The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, ‘In Memoriam: LaMont Fernal Toliver (1963-2012)