Carl's dedication to Rensselaer was second to none. I knew him as Dean when I was at RPI between 1977 and 1982. Although he had the nickname the "Mean Dean", which I think he enjoyed, we were well-aware that he had our interests at heart.
Sometime in the 1990s, his office called me to invite me to join him for a drink to discuss restarting the alumni club in our area (Silicon Valley). It was so strange having the Dean treat me as a peer. He called me Andy and I called him Dean Westerdahl. A few years ago at reunion he led a tour of the renovated approach, dispensing his treausure trove of wisdom.
Carl's contributions to and love for Rensselaer were legendary, and he wil be missed.
Andy Daniel '81