Jenkins offers condolences following death of Indiana senator
Observer Staff Report | Monday, April 29, 2019
Following the death of former U.S. senator and 2003 University commencement speaker Richard Lugar, University President Fr. John Jenkins offered his sympathy to Lugar’s family and friends in a statement Sunday.
“On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I convey condolences to the family and friends of Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a giant of the Senate, recognized by Americans and leaders throughout the world for his keen insight into and understanding of foreign affairs,” Jenkins said in the statement.
Lugar was also the recipient of an honorary doctor of laws degree, awarded to him by the University. In 2008, Lugar personally awarded the student-led organization GreeND with the “Energy Patriot Award,” according to the statement.
“Lugar was a friend to Notre Dame and a dedicated public servant for all of Indiana,” Jenkins said in the statement.