Arthur J. Bond, the former dean of engineering and technology at Alabama A&M University, died late last month. He was 73 years old.
During the civil rights movement, Dr. Bond was a student at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He left college to serve in the Army but returned to Purdue to earn bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees. While a graduate student at Purdue, he served as adviser to a group of Black students who formed what is now the National Society of Black Engineers.
After completing his education, Dr. Bond served as an assistant professor at Purdue and then as an associate professor at Purdue University-Calumet. He joined the faculty of Tuskegee University in 1989 and was then named dean at Alabama A&M University in 1992, He served as dean for four years before his retirement in 1996. The engineering building at Alabama A&M University is named in his honor.