John Sevier (1966)

Obituary taken from The Arizona Engineer (University of Arizona)

John Sevier, former University of Arizona associate dean for external affairs at the College of Engineering and Mines, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002. He was 67.

A celebration of John's life was held on March 4, in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building Auditorium. Sevier's wife, children, and many of his friends from the college and industry attended.

Sevier served as associate dean at UA for 10 years. In that role he worked closely with industry and helped coordinate numerous university/research partnerships involving faculty in the college.

The Industrial Advisory Council of the college expanded significantly in scope and size during his tenure. He was instrumental, with Charles Elliott at ASU, in developing the JACMET program, which provides continuing education opportunities for working engineers.

Sevier earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in petroleum engineering from Stanford University, received his masters in business administration from Harvard in 1961 and a doctorate in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1974.

He retired from the UA in June 2000, and lived in Tucson with his wife, Peggy.

Dissertation Title: 
The Founding of the Cavendish Laboratory: A Case Study in the 19th Century Rise of Science