12/31/2012 09:30 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

College for Creative Studies Provost Dies of Heart Attack in California

(DETROIT) -- College for Creative Studies Provost Imre Molnar died of a heart attack while biking in California on Friday, The Detroit News reports.

Molnar was pivotal in developing several degree and educational programs and served as the school's chief academic officer for 11 years as well as the school's first dean. He was also instrumental in creating the institution's first Master of Fine Arts degree programs. Molnar, who was born and raised in Australia, earned a bachelor's degree from the National Art School in Sydney and a master's degree from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, the paper says.

He is survived by his wife, Felicia and two children, Isabelle and Max, according to The Detroit News.

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