Robert Lee Allen, an associate vice president of business affairs at Northern Arizona University for eight years, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at the Olivia White Hospice Home in Flagstaff. He was 69.

Allen worked at NAU from 1990 through 1998. He was born in Charleston, W.Va., on March 11, 1937. He received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from West Virginia University, and retired as a colonel from the U.S. Air Force. He volunteered many hours with Habitat for Humanity.

Allen is survived by his wife, Janet; sons Robert II, Craig and Scott; daughters-in-law Lois and Pat and five grandchildren.

Allen was an active member of Trinity Heights United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research or the Olivia White Hospice Home.