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University mourns former administrator Edward Sudnick

Edward Sudnick, a distinguished alumnus and former administrator at Ohio University, died after a brief illness on May 24.

A 41-year employee at Ohio University, Sudnick is credited for establishing the Office of Financial Aid at the Athens and regional campuses. During his time in Athens, he served as a private escort for Ohio University President John C. Baker and as a resident director at Scott Quad Residence Hall while he completed his master's degree in education administration.

After retiring in 1991, he enjoyed gardening, spending time with friends and family and attending Ohio University athletics events.

Valerie Miller, director of financial aid at Ohio University, recognized the achievements of Sudnick.

"While I did not have the pleasure of working with Mr. Sudnick, the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is grateful for his legacy and proud to carry on the noble work of administering financial aid," Miller said.

A native of Cleveland, Sudnick played basketball and football for South High School. He played football at Ohio University after being recruited as a running back, defensive back and place-kicker.

As a college student, Sudnick served as president of the Varsity-O Club and the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society. He graduated from Ohio University in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. He also served in the United States Navy.