It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of Dr. John Gardner, former CAFNR associate dean of research and outreach. John died peacefully at home on Sunday, July 29, after a four year battle with cancer.
John was part of the CAFNR administrative team from 1999 to 2005 when he was appointed by UM President Elson Floyd as vice president for research and economic development. John went to Washington State University from the University of Missouri system in 2007 and served four years as vice president for economic development and global engagement. In 2010, WSU President Elson Floyd named him vice president for university advancement and external affairs, Most recently he served as vice president of University Advancement and chief executive officer of the Washington State University Foundation, until his retirement in 2017.
Our thoughts are with Julie and their family during this difficult time. If you would like to share your memories or condolences with the Gardner Family, our CAFNR Communications team will collect them and deliver them to the family in the coming weeks.