In Memoriam

Julius A. Lockett (1910-2006)

Julius A. “Skipper” Lockett, the longtime bursar and vice president of business and finance at Morehouse College, died of congestive heart failure at a nursing home near Birmingham, Alabama. He was 96 years old.

A Morehouse College graduate who held an MBA, Lockett started his career as a math teacher in high school. In 1958 he became bursar at Morehouse. All Morehouse students had to get the approval of Lockett, who certified that they had paid their account in full before they were permitted to take their final examinations.

Also, in 1958, Lockett became treasurer of the Morehouse alumni association, a post he held for three decades. He also served for 35 years as the treasurer for the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

Edward Bogier Jr. (1940-2006)

Edward Bogier Jr., assistant to the vice president of finance and management at Morgan State University, died as a result of an aneurysm last month at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 66 years old.

Born in Brooklyn, Bogier grew up in Baltimore and earned a bachelor’s degree in urban planning from Morgan State University. He later earned two master’s degrees, one in management from Morgan State and the other in information systems from the University of Maryland.

He worked in the administration of Baltimore mayor Donald Schaefer before becoming director of facilities management for the Enoch Pratt Public Library. He later accepted a position in the Morgan State administration where he remained until his retirement a year ago.