Regent’s professor Dickson Mungazi dies at 78

Ex Professor Mungazi

Dickson Mungazi, a retired Regent’s professor who taught in NAU’s College of Education for nearly 20 years, died Jan. 16, 2008. He was 78.

He was born Sept. 17, 1929, in Zimbabwe, Africa, to Rufius and Grace Chimonyo Mungazi.

Dr. Mungazi taught at NAU from 1988 until his retirement in 2006. He authored numerous articles and books about race relations in South Africa and in the United States. He enjoyed traveling.

“Dr. Mungazi was a great faculty member,” said Daniel Kain, dean for the College of Education. “His prolific scholarship was an inspiration to his colleagues, and his kindness and commitment were a model for us all.”

Liz Grobsmith, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs said, “Dr. Mungazi was highly regarded and respected by his students and the entire NAU community.”

Dr. Mungazi received his early education in Zimbabwe. He received his bachelor’s degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska.

He is survived by his ex-wife Della Mungazi; daughter Marcia (Steven) Blake; sons Gaylord and Alan Mungazi; sisters Mabel, Christina and Winnie Mungazi; and brothers, Kane and Moffitt Mungazi.

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