- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
I have received the sad news of Lowell Lewis's passing from Henry Vaux, former ANR associate vice president. Our longtime employees and emeriti will remember Lowell from his 30-plus years of service to ANR. Although Lowell retired as AVP in 1991, he remained in contact with many ANR colleagues over the years, both professionally and personally.
I offer my condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Please see Henry's note below.
Sadly I write to inform you that Professor Emeritus Lowell Lewis, Professor of Horticultural Science and also Associate Vice President Emeritus, passed away last week. He was 89 and had been in declining health for some months.
Lowell served as an active faculty member in Horticultural Science at UCR from 1960 until about 1981. During the later years of the 70s and early years of the 80s he was Associate Dean of what was then CNAS though it was called by a different name then. Lowell then served beginning in 1981 as Associate Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources in the Office of the President. He retired in 1991 and was an international consultant for some years after that. He resided in Barcelona, Spain, until returning to the U.S. two years ago. He resided then in Irvine.
Although it has been many years since Lowell was on the campus there are probably a few faculty who remember him. He will also be remembered by members of the Riverside community where he was active. I do not know what sort of announcement or press release you may wish to get out or even if you wish to do either. In any event, I thought it important that you be aware of Lowell's passing. He will be missed by those who knew him.
Henry Vaux, Jr.
Associate V.P. Emeritus