Finlandia University is saddened to announce the passing of former university president, Robert Ubbelohde.
Ubbelohde joined Finlandia, then Suomi College, in 1988 as the Dean of Faculty. Shortly after, he was appointed to President and Professor of Philosophy until his retirement in 2007. Ubbelohde was instrumental in converting Suomi College into Finlandia University, a baccalaureate degree granting institution.
“With each passing year in this office, my admiration and respect for those who came before me has only multiplied,” said Ubbelohde’s successor and current Finlandia president, Philip Johnson. “Bob served Suomi/Finlandia with an extraordinary measure of love, grit and courage.”Finlandia, Philip Johnson, President Ubbelohde, Robert Ubbelohde