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Former FSU President Dr. Catherine Gira Dead At 86

March 28th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

WCBC News has learned that Frostburg State Un-ersity President Emerita Dr. Catherine Gira has passed away at the age of 86.

Dr. Gira was president of FSU for 15 years beginning in 1991.  She was president during the time Frostburg State hosted the Washington Redskins training camp in the late 1990’s.  

The Catherine R. Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology on campus was named in honor of her service and leadership, and was dedicated in May, 2015.  

In recent years, Dr. Gira had been living in Columbia, Maryland.

2 Responses to “Former FSU President Dr. Catherine Gira Dead At 86”

  1. March 29, 2019 at 4:44 pm, Elaine and Ron Barry said:

    We are deeply saddened by Catherine’s passing. We were part of the FSU community during her presidential years, admired her for her intellect and ambition, and appreciated her understanding of and respect and compassion for the university’s students, staff, and faculty. Our interactions with her, whether for business or pleasure, were always warm and collegial.

    Catherine will be missed but surely not forgotten because of the remarkable contributions she made, and continues to make, to FSU and higher education in Maryland.


    • March 29, 2019 at 4:46 pm, Elaine and Ron Barry said:

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