John DiBiaggio, Michigan State University’s 17th president, who served from 1985 to 1992, died Feb. 1 at the age of 87.

DiBiaggio grew up in Detroit and was the first in his family to attend college. Little did he know, he would later become a three-time university president, serving at the University of Connecticut, Michigan State University and Tufts University in Massachusetts. [Read the full story at MSU Today]