St. Bonaventure University on Monday announced the overnight death of its president, Dennis DePerro, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 62.
“Words simply can’t convey the level of devastation our campus community feels right now,” said Joseph Zimmer, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, who was named acting president late last month while DePerro. “I know when people die it’s become cliché to say things like, ‘He was a great leader, but an even better human being,’ and yet, that’s the absolute truth with Dennis. We are heartbroken.”