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Archie Epps III portrait unveiled

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Valerie Epps (left), the widow of Archie Epps III, and her son, Josiah Epps ’98, watch the unveiling. (Staff photos Kris Snibbe/Harvard News Office)

The official portrait of beloved former Dean of Students Archie Epps III was unveiled recently in its permanent home in University Hall. The framed, oil-on-canvas portrait was painted by Stephen Coit ’72. Valerie Epps, professor of law at Suffolk University, spoke at the unveiling of her late husband’s picture. Archie Epps, who received a degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1961, became assistant dean of students at Harvard College in 1964. Six years later, he became the dean of students and remained in the position for more than 30 years. He retired in 2001.

Harvard College Dean Benedict H. Gross listens as Valerie Epps, a law professor at Suffolk University, speaks.