Dr. Richard Clover, former dean and current faculty member of the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) died Tuesday, May 9.
His legacy at Louisville included the establishment of the school in 2002 and serving as its first dean until 2012. Dean Clover oversaw accreditation of the school in 2007, a significant undertaking. After stepping down, he continued his teaching and professional service as a professor in the department of health promotion and behavioral sciences.
Dr. Clover started his career at Louisville in 1995, serving as the chair of family medicine in the School of Medicine. He soon felt compelled to address the health concerns of Kentuckians from a public health standpoint and began the process of creating a new school. A portrait of Dr. Clover hangs on the wall of the school’s foyer, in remembrance of his leadership.
Dr. Clover also served as chair of the National Board of Public Health Practitioners.
Donations honoring Dr. Clover may be sent to:
University of Louisville
Memo: Dr. Richard D. Clover Scholarship Endowment
UofL School of Public Health and Information Sciences
Attention: T. Robinson, Suite 101
485 E. Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202