Remembering Tom Huff


With profound sadness, we learned over the weekend of the unexpected passing of
Tom Huff, VCU’s founding vice provost for Life Sciences.

This is a devastating loss for the VCU community. Tom put VCU at the forefront of preparing students in new fields of biological sciences that opened up with the human genome project. Those of us who knew Tom could not help but be swept up in his energy, intelligence and passion for the life sciences. From the labs on our campuses to the living laboratory of the Rice Rivers Center, Tom shepherded a new holistic way of looking at science.

For nearly 30 years at VCU, he was a great collaborator, colleague and friend.

Our condolences go to his wife, May Ligon, and his entire family. We hope they find comfort in knowing the VCU community mourns with them and offers our support.