Harrisburg University statement on the passing of former Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed

Former longtime Harrisburg Mayor Stephen R. Reed passed away Saturday, Janury 25 at the age of 70 following a long battle with cancer.

Harrisburg University President Dr. Eric Darr weighed in on what Mayor Reed meant to the city of Harrisburg, the region, and Harrisburg University.

“Mayor Stephen R. Reed was a visionary whose foresight changed the landscape of Harrisburg. Under his leadership, Harrisburg University was created as a hub for STEM learning and economic development. He lived to see today’s HU recognized as a model of higher education and civic impact. The legacy of Steve Reed includes lives changed and a region transformed, in part because Harrisburg University emerged from his vision of a vibrant city full of opportunities,” Dr. Eric Darr, Harrisburg University President.

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