Associate professor passed away Monday morning

Doug Wayland, an adjunct associate professor of voice and opera in the College of Musical Arts, died at 9 a.m. Monday morning.

Wayland, 59, was admitted to the hospital Sunday night with chest pains, and then flown to a Toledo hospital, according to an email sent to Wayland’s students.

Jeffrey Showell, dean of the College of Musical Arts, said Wayland taught voice and classical voice and coached students in barbershop quartets, many of whom won competitions.

Wayland graduated from the University. He has been teaching since 2004, Showell said.

There was a meeting for Wayland’s students at noon today. Showell said “they’re shocked.”

“This is a real tough thing for some students to take,” he said. “We’re still trying to put things together. It seems almost beyond belief that this could happen.”