B. Tad Grover, Jr.
Mar 8, 2011
From staff reports
Former Ohio University trustee, donor and alumnus B. Tad Grover, Jr. died on Saturday, March 5, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was 84 years old.
Grover, a lifelong Athens resident, briefly served in the Navy and graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in 1950. After graduation, he worked with the Athens National Bank for more than 40 years before retiring in 1992.
With his wife of 55 years, Ann, Grover gave much back to his alma mater, which had also been his father’s school, whom Grover Hall is named for. The Grovers were constant supports of academic programs across the University and were avid fans of Ohio University athletics. The Grovers endowed the Tad and Ann Grover Lecture Series in the College of Health Sciences and Professions in 2003.
Grover served as a member of the Ohio University Board of Trustees and he was chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1997-1998. He also served on the Foundation Board, Board of Trustees, Alumni Board of Directors and the Ohio University Inn Board.
In recognition for his years of service and support to the University, Grover received several awards; among them Ohio University Alumnus of the Year, the John C. Baker Award and the Alumni Association’s Medal of Merit.
In a letter to members of the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board, President Roderick J. McDavis described Grover as, “An extremely involved man who has touched us all.” He continued, “Tad’s death is mourned by the many people who were blessed with the opportunity to know and work with him. I know you join me in keeping Ann and her family in your thoughts during this very difficult time.”
Those wishing to make a gift in Grover's name to Ohio University should contact the Office of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 593- 0061 or tool-free at 800-592-FUND (3863). The Grover family also suggests that memorials be given to The Athens Foundation* or the First United Methodist Church* on College Street in Athens.