Statement of GW President Steven Knapp on the Passing of Abe Pollin

November 24, 2009

All of us at The George Washington University mourn the loss of trustee emeritus and distinguished alumnus Abe Pollin. A 1945 graduate of the University, Mr. Pollin was elected as a member of the GW Board of Trustees in 1974 and served for 20 years. He was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1974 and inducted into the School of Business Sports Executive Hall of Fame on March 9, 2009. He was a dedicated Washingtonian who transformed his beloved community. We at GW are proud of his accomplishments, and he will be greatly missed.