Former Griggs University President Passes Away

   Andrews in the News | Posted on August 23, 2016

Joseph Gurubatham, a former president of [former] Griggs University[, now part of Andrews University's School of Distance Education & International Partnerships,] and vice president of academic affairs for Washington Adventist University, has died at the age of 74.

Gurubatham, who came from a dedicated Seventh-day Adventist family of five siblings, had retired as senior vice president of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington just weeks before his death on Aug. 9, Washington Adventist University said.

“This is a tremendous loss for Washington Adventist University and for all of the educational institutions that Dr. Joseph Gurubatham enhanced with his strong spirit and management skills,” university president Weymouth Spence said in a statement. “The Gurubatham family has contributed a combined 100 years of service to this university alone, and for that we are grateful.”

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