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RIP Imre Molnar

Wed, 02 Jan 2013

Imre Molnar, provost of the College of Creative Studies (CCS), passed away during the holiday season.

Molnar was riding his bicycle in California when he suffered a fatal heart attack on the afternoon of 28 December.

CCS's President, Rick Rogers, said: "It is shocking to have Imre taken from us so suddenly. He has been a remarkable leader whose accomplishments in his eleven years at the College are huge.

"For me, it was a personal privilege and pleasure to have worked so closely with him. I admired his values, his intelligence, his talent, his determination, and his passionate devotion to his family and the College. He leaves a great void. I will miss him terribly."

Born in Hungary and raised in Australia, Molnar joined CCS in 2001 and held the position of dean before later becoming provost.

Molnar was responsible for the transportation design program's expansion as well as the receipt of GM's donation of Detroit's 760,000 sq ft Argonaut building and its subsequent two-year renovation.

He previously acted a consultant for Ford, BMW, Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen, while he was also a faculty member at the Art Center in Pasadena, California – where he earned his master's degree – from 1989 to 1997. He was also a regualar contributor to Car Design News' global conference series.

Our thoughts are with his wife Felicia and children Isabelle and Max.

By Rufus Thompson