Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval issued the following statement upon hearing the news of the passing of Joe Crowley. Mr. Crowley was the University of Nevada, Reno's longest serving president and a community leader.
"My heart was filled with profound sadness when I learned of the passing of Joe Crowley. I was fortunate to consider him a mentor and will always remember his quiet dignity and strength of character. He presided over the University with poise, class, and integrity and I am proud to have been one of the countless students served by this remarkable man. I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be a student in his political science class," said Governor Brian Sandoval. "My thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. I pray their hearts may be filled with memories of his endearing dry sense of humor and comforted by the knowledge that his legacy will be one that includes changing lives in Northern Nevada and improving the culture and direction of our University."