Message from Dr. Victor G. Alicea, President of Boricua College to Faculty, Students, Staff and Friends:

It is with the deepest sorrow that I inform you of the passing of our beloved friend and colleague Jose Israel Lopez.  He left us today, Saturday, March 28th, with his wife Lourdes at his bedside.
Jose Israel was the best of us all who have entered and passed through the place we call Boricua College.

Someone once told me that Boricua College was a castle of crossed destinies, because no one was invited, but everyone arrived to contribute to its creation, before moving on to the rest of their lives.

Jose Israel was the prince of our castle, who knew how to Facilitate all of us with his quiet, intelligent, joyful Puerto Rican way.

Long live our prince!
In Memoriam
Dean Jose Israel Lopez