USD Mourns Loss of Professor Joseph Colombo

Dear USD Community,

With great sadness, I must share the news that Professor Joseph Colombo passed away yesterday afternoon. A passionate and inspiring professor, Prof. Colombo joined the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in 1984, and served as Department Chair from 1998-2004.  Prof. Colombo was recognized with a Steber Professorship in 2006-2007, as well as being named a University Professor in 1997-1998.  His extensive service to the College and University included multiple terms on the University Senate, as well as serving on, and chairing, the CAS ARRT committee.

We will hold a reception at the start of the spring semester to remember Prof. Colombo.


Mary K. Boyd, PhD
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences