Bridgeport, CT. Word has been received that Housatonic Community College Acting Director of Education Technology Jose Labrador was killed in a car crash in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Also in the car was Labrador’s wife, Gisela Gil-Egui, a member of Fairfield University faculty, and her mother and brother. Jose Labrador and his wife were residents of Bridgeport.
Labrador, 52 years of age, had been a member of the HCC staff since 2007. He was currently responsible for HCC’s online education and the primary source of support for the program. He was an alumnus of the Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science degree and was currently working on a Master’s degree.
Dr. Paul Broadie, HCC president, stated, “Jose was a beloved member of the Housatonic community and an asset to our institution. In a kind and gentle way, he touched and influenced the individuals he came in contact with. At this sad time, Jose’s family are in our thoughts and prayers. This is a very tragic loss for the whole Housatonic community. We will hold a Memorial for Jose at the college once the Spring term commences.”
Dr. William Brown, HCC Acting Dean of Academic Affairs, said, “I don’t have the words to express how saddened I am at the death of our colleague and friend, Jose Labrador. Beyond being an amazing resource and support for all of our students, faculty and staff, Jose was simply a good patient, and kind man. We have lost someone special.”