Dr. Ronald F. Borne, Former UM Professor and Vice Chancellor, Passes Away

Ron Borne Blog

Dr. Ronald F. Borne of Oxford, a much beloved former professor of medicinal chemistry in the School of Pharmacy and also former Vice Chancellor and author, died today at the age of 77. Arrangements will be available from Waller Funeral Home by 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Dean of the Pharmacy School, David Allen, sent the note below today to the Ole Miss School of Pharmacy Family.

Courtesy Facebook
Courtesy Facebook

Dr. Borne  was a HottyToddy.com contributing writer. Below are links to some of the stories by or about Dr. Borne.

Borne’s Book ‘Troutmouth’ Focuses on Life, Two Careers of Hugh Clegg

Vassallo Interviews: Ron F. Borne Launches Exciting Biography on Hugh Clegg

Ron Borne Blog: More Golf in Scotland

Ron Borne: “The Wall is Crying Too”


HottyToddy.com will post an update to the story with details of funeral arrangements as soon as they are available.


HottyToddy.com staff report


  1. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Ron Borne. I fondly remember visiting 0le Miss and giving a lecture in the Pharmacy school. I also fondly remember all the conversations and help that I had with Ron when we were both students at KU. He will be sorely missed.

    Winton D. Jones Jr., retiree Eli Lilly

  2. I loved this man. His help and encouragement as I finished my doctoral program in Medicinal Chemistry was invaluable. At a reunion just two weeks ago I was able with deep emotion to express this to him personally. His legacy will long endure because of his heart for teaching, his devotion to his students and to the University that he loved. I am a better person for having known him. He cast a large shadow and he will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to his family.


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