Nohad A. Toulan
Nohad A. Toulan is the founder and Dean Emeritus of Portland State University's College of Urban and Public Affairs. His career at Portland State began in 1972, and he retired as Distinquished Professor in 2004. He holds an architecture degree from the University of Cairo, a master's in city planning from UC Berkeley, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and, since retirement, advised the PSU administration. His research and publications involve city and regional planning, housing, and urban design. Nohad Toulan and his wife, Dirce Moroni de Toulan, died in an automobile crash on October 28, 2013, while vacationing in Uruguay.
Joseph C. Blumel (1928-2007)
In the spring of 1974, Portland State University (PSU) inaugurated its fifth president, Joseph Carolton Blumel. The school had just turned twenty-eight years old, having been established in 1946 as an extension center that reported directly to the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. As a university, it was only …