Former Hofstra Board of Trustee chair, Maurice A. Deane, dies at 93


Former Hofstra Board of Trustee chair, Maurice A. Deane, to whom the university's law school is named after, has died. He was 93.
"The Hofstra University community is deeply saddened by the passing of Maurice A. Deane, Board of Trustee chair emeritus, philanthropist, business leader and dedicated and generous law school alumnus," the university wrote in a statement.
In 2011, the university named its law school the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University to honor Deane, a distinguished alumnus with a unique, 30-year commitment to Hofstra that was first forged when he embarked on a law degree after a successful career as a business executive.
 
Deane passed away at his home in New York City after battling pneumonia.