This afternoon, I recieved the news that my dear and wonderful professor, Rod Mulder had passed away suddenly. Most people reading this will think " he was just a professor", but you are wrong, he was so much more than a professor. This man has one of the most amazing stories I've ever heard of and he was so kind, attentive, caring and loving towards his students. His lessons were beyond the mundane lectures, but rather a journey into discovering one's self. He will be deeply missed. He played a huge role in my social work career and I know I always had a friend in him.
He died at the age of 86. He began his career at Grand Valley in 1966 as an instructor in French. He later served as the Director of Urban Studies and then the Dean of the School of Social Work from 1994- 2003. He then returned to his current role as a professor of social work. He will be greatly missed and contributed so many years to dedicating himself to educating students.