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  • "Will miss his funny, warm generous spirit. Heart felt..."
    - Eileen Thomas
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    - Jane Desmond
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    - Blagovesta Momchedjikova
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    - Jennifer Monson
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MARTIN--Randy. With great sorrow we mourn the death of Randy Martin -colleague, artist, teacher, innovator, and beloved father and friend. His heart was generous, his spirit indomitable, and he embodied the essence of the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He was a dancer turned academic and social activist. Early in his career, he was Professor and Chair of Social Science at the Pratt Institute. At Tisch, he was an early architect of the now thriving discipline of Art & Public Policy. He challenged each student and colleague to consider how artists make themselves and their worlds, and how to create a better community together. As Professor of Art, Society & Public Policy, Associate Dean of Faculty, and later Chair of Department at Art & Public Policy, he was instrumental in guiding the school during a remarkable period of growth and advancement. His leadership ensures that the world will always have advocates for the arts. He was taken from us far too soon; Tisch and the entire NYU community grieves this day, and offers our deepest sympathies to his wife Ginger Gillespie, his children Oliver and Sophia, his siblings Lois Martin and Neil Martin, and all his loved ones.

Allyson Green, Dean, NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Published in The New York Times on Feb. 1, 2015