Service for late UC president Steger set for June 5

May 29, 2013

A memorial service for the late Joseph A. Steger, the second-longest serving president of the University of Cincinnati, will take place on campus on June 5.

Steger died May 9 at the age of 76. He served as UC's president from July 1984 until his retirement in September 2003.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Patricia Corbett Theater at the College Conservatory of Music on the University of Cincinnati's main campus. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

Steger is widely credited with the rebirth of the campus through the adoption of a Campus Master Plan in 1989, which has changed the face of the campus dramatically over the years.

He came to UC in 1982 as senior vice president and provost, succeeding Henry Winkler as president in 1984.

The memorial service is open to the UC community and members of the public. A reception will follow.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Joseph A. Steger Scholarship Fund, University of Cincinnati Foundation, P.O. Box 19970, Cincinnati 45219-0970; or the Alois Alzheimer Foundation, 70 Damon Rd., Cincinnati 45218.