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In memoriam: Kelly Campbell

k_campbellAfter suffering a massive stroke, it is with great sadness to inform you that electrical engineering instructor Kelly Campbell passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020. The college and the electrical engineering department lost a great friend and instructor. 

Campbell taught for the electrical engineering department for nearly 20 years, and he positively impacted the lives of 1000’s of students coming through our program. He was a highly respected instructor by faculty and students alike. 

This past May, he received the first-ever “Tau Beta Pi Outstanding Teacher Award in Electrical Engineering,” an honor that Campbell long deserved. This student-driven award is a testimony of the respect that the electrical engineering students and alumni have for him. 

“Just this past Thursday afternoon, Kelly was in his office with several students, fielding questions,” says Stephen Gedney, chair of the electrical engineering department. “This was a typical sight when I walked by his office. Kelly had a great care for students, and a passion for their learning and success. I am saddened by this sudden and unexpected tragedy.  This is a great loss for our program.  We were truly blessed to have had Kelly be part of our department for so many years.  Kelly will be sorely missed.”

Read Campbell’s full obituary.


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At the CU Denver College of Engineering, Design and Computing, we focus on providing our students with a comprehensive engineering education at the undergraduate, graduate and professional level. Faculty conduct research that spans our five disciplines of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering, bioengineering, and computer science and engineering. The college collaborates with industry from around the state; our laboratories and research opportunities give students the hands-on experience they need to excel in the professional world.

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  1. Kelly taught the first ever EE class I took at CU Denver, circuits I, many years ago. I enjoyed his class so much so that after the very first class I felt right away I made to right choice for what I wanted to study. I used to tell about the great experience I had in Kelly’s class to my fellow EE students and friends. Rest in peace Kelly, I appreciate you deeply and I feel grateful that I got to take my first EE class with you, I am where I am today because of your teaching.

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