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Cleophaus S. Whitaker, died on 11/29/2008

C.S. (Syl) Whitaker passed away on November 29, 2008. He served Rutgers as Director of International Programs for ten years, and was a pioneer all his life. He was the first African American male to graduate from Swarthmore College in 1952, and was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. at Princeton University (1956). After leaving Rutgers in 1986, he served as Dean of Arts and Sciences at USC, retiring in 2002.

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