Following the sudden and untimely death of JoAnne Epps, who had been serving as Temple University’s acting president since April—and had served as dean of Temple University’s Beasley School of Law from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2016—law deans across the country paid tribute to her legacy.

Epps, 72, died Tuesday after collapsing on stage during a memorial service for Charles L. Blockson, the curator emeritus of the Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University, according to a Temple News article, which quoted from a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer.