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Dear Colleagues: 

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that one of our graduate students, Dallas Willoughby, passed away in his on-campus residence hall over the weekend. Dallas, 25, was from Burlington, KY, seeking a graduate degree in accounting. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dallas’ family and friends – he will be deeply missed as a member of our Norse family. Members of Student Affairs will continue to work closely with those impacted by the passing of Dallas.

We care deeply about each and every individual on our campus and I ask that you care for one another during this difficult time. I also encourage anyone seeking support to contact our Health, Counseling, and Student Wellness Office at 572-5650 or you may find their services listed here: Please know that you are never alone – it is okay to reach out and ask for the help and support you need.

With my deepest sympathy,


Ashish K. Vaidya, Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University
Nunn Drive
800 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Phone: 859-572-5123
Fax: 859-572-6696