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I was very fortunate to have known Ali and enjoyed his humor and wisdom at work. Ali was not only a humble leader who treated everyone with respect, but also an engaging and caring person. Through Ali, I had the pleasure to meet with Ann in our social events and enjoyed their gracious and warmth personality. I interacted with Ali most when we were recruiting and interviewing job candidates, and a common remark the candidates made was “he is such a nice Dean,” and “very easy to talk to,” which resonate with all the sentiments in this tribute. Ali was genuinely interested in directing our school towards a more inclusive and respectful workplace for staff and faculty, a legacy which we all appreciate and will continue. You will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by everyone. RIP Ali. My deepest condolences to Ann, Niki and Kia.