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Wolfgang Pindur dies

Wolfgang Pindur, professor of urban studies and public administration, died of a heart attack June 11 at his home in Virginia Beach. A faculty member since 1974, he was 56.

Pindur was the founding director of the doctoral program in urban services and had served as chair of the department and associate dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. He stepped down as executive director of the Graduate Center for Urban Studies and Public Administration last year after many years of service. William Leavitt, his successor, called Pindur "the heart of this department."

A native of Oldenburg, Germany, Pindur authored more than 100 technical reports, articles and books. His areas of expertise included management, evaluation and outcome measurement.

Wolfgang Pindur

Locally, he worked closely with the juvenile justice system researching the effectiveness of treatment programs. His grant activity included work on customer service, strategic planning, low-income housing, pregnancy prevention and social service program delivery.

Pindur is survived by his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Renee; a son, Jason; a sister, Heidi Gibson; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Willis.

The Graduate Center for Urban Studies and Public Administration has established the Wolfgang Pindur Award in Applied Research, which will recognize annually the outstanding student in applied research in the center's M.P.A., M.U.S. or Ph.D. programs with a cash award. Contributions may be sent to Lisa Murray, Office of Development, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Va. 23529.


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