Professor Emeritus Len Waite

Professor Emeritus Len Waite

We mourn the loss of Professor Emeritus Len Waite who passed away April 16, 2015  after an extended illness.  Dr. Waite provided exemplary leadership, teaching, and service to the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology for 40 years from 1970 until his retirement from the faculty in 2011.   During his tenure, he served as the Department Vice Chair and Director of the graduate program.  He mentored outstanding graduate students including our current Executive Vice President for Research and Innovation Bill Pierce, and served on the graduate committees of numerous other students. In addition to biomedical graduate students, Dr. Waite directed and largely taught many undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses and students in the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Waite was recognized for his excellence in teaching by the School of Dentistry and the President’s Award for Distinguished Service by the University.  His service towards such a large and broad array of our educational programs at the University of Louisville exhibited his talent, work ethic and dedication to teaching.  He was a dear friend and advisor to many of us and will be deeply missed.