Derrick Griffith


Age: 43

Summary: prominent educator and acting dean of student affairs and enrollment management at City University of New York's Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York who had previously served as executive director of the Brooklyn-based community organization Groundwork, Inc. that was formed to support young people living in high poverty urban communities by working to increase college access among residents of public housing developments, and who was set to graduate from a doctoral program at the end of May 2015.

Cause of Death: Killed in an Amtrak train derailment

Born: July 14, 1971

Died: May 12, 2015

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania