Dr. Michael Froning, former Dean of the School of Education (1999-2010), Executive Director of the Birmingham Education Foundation, and visionary for the UAB Center for Urban Education, died unexpectedly on May 1. An urban education pioneer in his own right, he dedicated 50 years of service to public education. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. Lyn Froning, a former UTEP Faculty Liaison, and their family.