Dear NUF Family,
We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of NUF Alumnus and Former Board Chair Dr. David E. Rivers, Class of 1974. Dr. Rivers was a steadfast supporter of National Urban Fellows, serving as a Mentor and Chair of the NUF Board of Directors from 2015 to 2020.
Dr. Rivers was known by many for his passion for equity, his candor, and his keen sense of humor. In the NUF family, Dr. Rivers generously shared his love for NUF through his long-standing engagement and support, organizational leadership, and warm hospitality.
I served as Vice-Chair under Dr. Rivers and quite simply, he loved NUF. He readily acknowledged how being a NUF alum changed his life, and he was determined to provide the same opportunity for others to benefit from our beloved program. I am proud to have served with him as a Board member. I will recall fondly the many conversations that we had with a singular purpose of moving NUF forward.”