John A. Lapp, former Goshen College provost and academic dean, dies at 90


Lapp was also an alum and former faculty member at Eastern Mennonite University

John Lapp

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John A. Lapp, former provost and academic dean at Goshen College, died Dec. 5 at the age of 90 in Goshen. He served the college for 12 years, from 1972-1984.

Lapp was born on March 15, 1933 in Lansdale, Pennsylvania to John E. and Edith Nyce Lapp. He married Mary Alice Weber on August 20, 1955.

“John deeply believed in Goshen College’s mission,” said Vic Stoltzfuspresident emeritus. “He was a talented synthesizer and could distill complex discussions into a few sentences, asking, ‘Is this what we mean?’ His global perspective, honed through wide travel and history training, and his personable nature made him highly respected across the campus.”

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