Editor’s Note: The following letter was released Friday, August 17, from the Office of the Chancellor announcing the passing of Marv Meyer, Ph.D., Griset Chair in Bible and Christian Studies professor, and director of the Albert Schweitzer Center. A video on his work has also been posted at Panther Productions.
I have the incredibly sad task of informing the Chapman University community of another terrible loss. Our dear friend and colleague Marvin Meyer, Ph.D., Griset Chair in Bible and Christian Studies, passed away on Thursday, August 16 at the age of 64, of complications from melanoma. As some of you know, he had battled an earlier occurrence of the disease a few years ago; successfully, it was believed. But just last month the cancer was found to have recurred. In typical Marv style, he maintained his optimism, asking just two weeks ago for leave from teaching and his other duties so that he could devote all of his considerable strength to what he – and we – knew was to be a titanic battle. It was with great shock and sadness that we learned Thursday that he had lost that battle.