VP Lombardi issues condolences on death of MBA student

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John Carberry

Vice President for Student and Campus Life Ryan Lombardi issued the following statement Nov. 30:

It is with deep sadness that I share news of the death of Jason Thomas, a member of the MBA Class of ’18 in the Johnson School who passed away last night at his home. He was a talented member of his first-year class at Johnson and participated in several clubs, including serving as an officer of the Swim, Bike, & Run Club.

Jason was an active member of Johnson’s Association of Veterans (AoV). The Johnson Student Council and the AoV have established a GoFundMe page to provide support for Jason’s wife, Meaghan, and their two children. Also welcome are donations of food or child care services. Please contact Theresa Leidig at theresa.leidig@gmail.com for more information. 

An open gathering will be held in the Sage Atrium on Thursday, December 1, from 5-6:30 p.m. for members of the Cornell community to assemble and support one another. There will be a moment of silence for Jason at 5:15 p.m.

On behalf of the entire university community, I want to extend my deepest condolences to Jason’s family, colleagues, and friends. I ask all of you to keep Jason and his family in your thoughts as we mourn this loss in our Cornell family.

 

Support services

Support services are available to all members of the Cornell community. Students may consult with counselors from Gannett Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) by calling 607-255-5155. Students may speak with a peer counselor by calling EARS at 607-255-3277.

Employees may call the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) at 607-255-2673. An Ithaca-based Crisisline is available at 607-272-1616. For additional resources, visit CaringCommunity.cornell.edu.


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