School of Mines has learned that former university President Harvey Fraser
passed away Nov. 10, 2013. Dr. Fraser became the first School of Mines
dean of engineering on July 1, 1965, and in 1966 he was appointed as the thirteenth university president. He served as president until 1975. Dr. Fraser was
the first president to have graduated from a U.S military academy.
Fraser was devoted to the School of Mines and served it well. In my few months
here I've heard several stories from alumni and faculty about him; all were
told with laughter and affection. He will be missed by colleagues, friends and
former students. Our thoughts and prayers today are with his family,” said
current Mines President Heather Wilson.
Arrangements are pending.