• Michelle Marchante

Remembering Lee C. Dickson: husband, veteran, associate dean emeritus

Updated: Jun 21, 2018


Image by Michelle Marchante, photo courtesy of Krystle Dickson.

Michelle Marchante/Editor-in-Chief


Lee C. Dickson, decorated war veteran and associate dean emeritus of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, died Saturday, May 12, at 86.


Born Sept. 21, 1931, Dickson served in the U.S. Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired with the rank of Colonel. During his time in the Army, he was director of the Club Management program and was honored with several awards during his service such as the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Vietnam.


He was also inducted into the BU Army ROTC Hall of Fame in 2016 and was submitted in 2018 for regional (Northeast – 2d “Freedom” Brigade ROTC) and national (US Army Cadet Command) consideration, according to a tribute left on his obituary page.


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