Former Provost Samuels Dies

Posted on 4/3/2013 3:07:06 PM


I have recently learned of the death of Cheryl Samuels, who served as IUP’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs from March 2006 to June 2008. She died March 23, following a five-year battle with ovarian cancer.

While I did not have the honor of knowing Dr. Samuels, I have been told that, although her tenure at IUP was short, she was a valued contributor and colleague.

In addition to her husband, Jeff, she is survived by her daughter, Courtney; her son, Blair; her parents, Richard and Wanda Troy, of Toledo, Ohio; and two sisters.

Her family has suggested that anyone wishing to remember Dr. Samuels make a donation to the charity of his or her choice in Dr. Samuels’s name.

Those who wish to send condolences to her family may do so at the following address:

104 King Farm Boulevard, Apt. C-201
Rockville, MD 20850

An electronic guestbook is also available.


Michael A. Driscoll
President, IUP