President Ferrini-Mundy’s statement on the passing of Leonard Minsky

The University of Maine community and the state of Maine have lost a passionate visionary with the passing of Leonard Minsky. With his soulmate and wife, Renee, Leonard touched the lives of generations of UMaine students and Maine people with their advocacy for the arts, lifelong commitment to inclusiveness and community, and dedication to enhancing the quality of life for all.

His alma mater is a better place for the selfless leadership and guidance he provided to numerous key UMaine groups, including the President’s Development Council, Patrons of the Arts, Board of Visitors and Alumni Association. Leonard and Renee were life members of the University of Maine Foundation. Their generosity to UMaine includes the naming gift for Minsky Recital Hall in the School of Performing Arts. I personally greatly appreciated Leonard’s wisdom and advice.

We extend our deepest condolences to Renee and their daughter Marilyn, Leonard’s brother Norman, family and friends.