The American College of Greece deeply regrets to announce the passing of DEREE Provost Emeritus Theodore Lyras

It is with profound sorrow that ACG informs you of the passing –on Wednesday, April 15— of its esteemed and beloved Provost Emeritus Theodore Lyras.

Ted Lyras served the College for 37 years in many capacities. In 1971, he joined the faculty of DEREE as an instructor of Computer Information Systems and quickly rose to Dean of the Downtown Campus; in 1980, he became Dean of Business Administration and Director of Computer Information Services. In 1997, he was elevated to Vice President of Information Resources Management, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and four years later to Senior Vice President. For the last four years of his tenure at ACG, until his retirement in 2008, he served as Provost, ACG’s senior academic official.

Throughout his long career, Ted Lyras influenced the lives of thousands of students, both as a teacher and as an administrator. His career coincided with the birth of business studies in Greece and with the introduction of computing studies and information technology in Greek higher education. DEREE was a pioneer in these fields in large part thanks to the leadership of ACG’s departed professor.

Fondly remembered by DEREE alumni who sat in his classrooms, many of whom went on to become leading figures in their profession, and by many ACG faculty and staff, whose careers he nurtured, Ted Lyras was a mentor and inspiration.

In recognition of his services, DEREE-ACG conferred upon him an honorary Doctor of Education degree upon his retirement in 2008.

His funeral was held Monday, April 20, 2015, at 16:00, at the Cemetery of Paleo Faliro. ACG kept campus flags at half-mast until the day of the funeral, and will be making a contribution to the ACG Scholarship Fund in honor of his memory.

ACG extends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ted Lyras.

The 40-day memorial service will be held on campus at the ACG chapel of the Three Hierarchs on Sunday, May 24 at 10 am.


The American College of Greece deeply regrets to announce the passing of Zoe Bouras

Zoe Bouras was born in New York on September 14, 1978 to Greek parents. She attended St Demetrios Greek-American school from where she graduated in 1996. The Bouras family moved to Nea Philadelphia, Greece in the summer of 1996, and Zoe started attending DEREE in the spring of 1997, where she majored in English. Unable to continue her studies in Greece due to health issues, she returned to the US in 1999 where she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She managed to finally complete her BA at Hunter College – CUNY in 2002. Her health, unfortunately, started to deteriorate and she lost a difficult battle with multiple sclerosis on February 6, 2015.

Rest in Peace Zoe Bouras.

ACG sends its warmest condolences to Ms Bouras’ family and friends.


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