Memorial honors former UC president Joseph Steger

CLIFTON, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati honored a former university president on Wednesday.

Joseph Steger served as the 24th president from 1984 to 2003, the second-longest term in UC's history. He passed away on May 9 at the age of 76.

A memorial service was held to celebrate his life and legacy. School officials say he maintained a focus on the rebirth of the campus and athletics, a commitment to learning and teaching as well as advancements with technology.

"He brought the University of Cincinnati into the digital age very early on. He was stressing this idea that we needed to build a digital communications into our classroom activities, that faculty needed to be re-trained so that they knew how to use computers, and they could incorporate them into their work," explained Greg Hand, UC's VP of Public Relations.

The service was open to the public and the entire UC community.

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