Gail R. O’Day


Gail R. O’Day, visionary administrator and New Testament scholar, died on September 22, 2018. She was 63. Having served as the Dean of the School of Divinity for nearly a decade (2010-2018), the School thrived as it implemented creative approaches to theological education and community engagement, increased its student enrollment, and expanded a faculty who enhanced the entire University’s visibility and impact.

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Celebration of Life

A celebration of Dr. Gail R. O’Day’s life will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, at 1:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel. A reception will follow in the Green Room of Reynolda Hall.

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“Gail O'Day was deeply committed to both scholarship and academic integrity. She had an unwavering dedication to students.” Nathan O. Hatch, President