Passing of USF student, Alex Knepper

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of Alex Knepper '20, a finance major in the School of Management, who passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020

Dear Members of the University Community, 

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the death of Alex Knepper '20, a finance major in the School of Management, who passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Alex was scheduled to graduate at the end of the summer term. At this time the university has no information about the circumstances. A small, private memorial service is planned. 

Alex is described by his friends as "someone who was always there for you. He was reserved, but had the wittiest and smartest things to say. Hanging around with him was the easiest thing in the world because you could talk to him about anything."

Alex's roommate of four years, Michael O'Reilly, is collecting photos and stories of Alex to share with his family. If you'd like to share a memory, please email Michael.

A reminder to the USF community about resources available to support you during this difficult time:

  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has professional counselors available at (415) 422-6352 during business hours. You can also contact ProtoCall, our after hours support and consultation line. You can speak live to an on-call counselor by calling (415) 422-6352 and pressing Option #2.They are available 5 p.m.–8 a.m. (PST) Monday–Friday and 24 hours on the weekends.
  • University Ministry staff are available by calling (415) 422-4463 or emailing our office.
  • Faculty and staff may use our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered by CONCERN. You can access this program 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling (800) 344-4222 or visiting the CONCERN EAP website (company code: usf).

Please hold Alex, his family, and his friends in your prayers today during this tragic and heartbreaking time. May he rest in peace. 

Sincerely, 
Julie Dowd
Director of University Ministry

Friday, Jun 26