ICFAI University bids farewell to its vice chancellor
Dimapur, Nov. 22 (EMN): The farewell service of ICFAI University Nagaland vice chancellor Prof. Charles P Alexander was conducted in the morning of November 22 at the university premises in 6th Mile Sovima village, Dimapur.
Alexander passed away at around 1.05 pm at Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR), 4th Mile Dimapur on November 21 following a massive stroke. He was 53 and is survived by his wife and a daughter.
A statement received here on Friday informed that dignitaries, faculty, head GB of Sovima village, the Patkai community, the Kerala Samajam Dimapur, students and alumni paid homage to the departed soul. It added that his mortal remains were taken to his hometown in Kerala after the farewell service.
“He was remembered as a man of integrity, compassion and as someone with a positive outlook on life; and that his untimely demise was an immense loss not only for the family but for the academia, particularly in Nagaland,” read the statement.
A noted academician, Alexander taught philosophy and behavioural sciences for over 25 years. He was a member of Higher Education Council, government of Nagaland, Academic Consultant of NAAC Accreditation and a subject matter expert of Nagaland Public Service Commission. He was also a registered Homeopath and Trainer in Holistic Health Care.
Prof. Alex, as he was fondly called, was born in 1966 and did his pre-university and Bachelor of Arts from Patkai Christian College in Dimapur. He did his Master of Arts and M.Phil from North East Hill University (NEHU) and subsequently his PhD in Psychotherapy from the same university.
He returned to Patkai Christian College as a lecturer in July 1992 and served there for 15 years. He joined ICFAI University in September 2007 and served as centre head, dean and pro- vice chancellor. In 2016, he was elevated to vice chancellor and held the position till his last breath.
Family members, Patkai community, registrar, the alumni of ICFAI and many others spoke at his farewell service on Friday.
Deo Nukhu mourns demise
Former advisor of Higher and Technical Education, Deo Nukhu, has mourned the demise of Prof. CP Alexander. He stated in a condolence message the vice chancellor ‘fully devoted his life for the growth of higher education particularly in Nagaland and the country in general’.
He stated that ‘Alexander was a friend of both young and old and found to be sincere and honest, and prayed that the Almighty God grants solace and comfort to the bereaved family and the soul of the departed rest in peace’.