PNW Faculty Senate Memorial Resolution for Professor Yueqi Zhang

November 5, 2021

PNW Faculty Senate Memorial Resolution for Professor Yueqi Zhang

Submitted September 24, 2021

For Action: October 1, 2021

Yueqi Zhang, a professor in visual communication design at Purdue University Northwest since 2009, died on Tuesday, September 7, at the age of 58.

He was promoted to associate professor in 2015, and Full Professor starting in the 2021-2022 academic year.

Professor Zhang taught classes in digital imaging, typography, portfolio process and presentation, digital photography, four levels of design and two levels of drawing.

He is remembered for building the visual communication design concentration and as an extraordinarily talented artist and teacher who was devoted to the success of his students.

Zhang recently worked with colleagues in the College of Technology to create web-based, interactive cybersecurity games for students in kindergarten through high school. They secured a federal grant of $205,921 last year for their work.

Zhang earned a diploma of product design in 1981 and a bachelor of fine arts degree in 1987 at Tianjin School of Fine Arts in China. He received a master of arts degree in multimedia and communication from Saginaw Valley State University in 2001 and a master of fine arts degree in graphic design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007.

His colleagues and students mourn his loss and will not forget his talented, enthusiastic spirit and his extensive contributions to the Department of Communication and Creative Arts and to the Purdue Northwest community.

He is survived by his spouse, Bo Wang, and his daughter Adele.