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Obit: Doug Toma Institute of Higher Education

Doug Toma

J. Douglas Toma, 47, a professor in the Institute of Higher Education, died May 4 after living with melanoma for eight months.

A memorial for him will be held June 10 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel, with reception immediately following on Herty Field.

Toma joined the UGA faculty in 2003. He helped to foster international partnerships for the Institute of Higher Education. He also organized and directed the Atlanta Ed.D. program and served as dean of UGA’s Franklin Residential College.

Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Linda P. Bachman, assistant dean for college relations in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and their 7-year-old son Jack Toma.

Gifts may be made to a fund in his name at the Institute of Higher Education. Checks may be made payable to the Arch Foundation/UGA, with IHE/Toma noted in the memo line or accompanying correspondence, and sent to IHE, Meigs Hall, UGA, Athens, GA 30602.