John R. Silber

 

 

Age: 86

 

Summary: former president of Boston University who transformed the faltering college into one of the nation's leading private schools in a 25-year presidency that promoted innovation, crushed opposition, and made him America's highest-paid educator and one of its most divisive.

 

 

Cause of Death: Kidney failure

 

Born: August 15, 1926

 

Died: September 27, 2012

 

Location: Brookline, Massachusetts