In Memoriam: Paul G. Gaines, 1932-2020


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Paul L. Gaines Sr., a former administrator at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, died at this home in Newport, Rhode Island, on June 25 after a short illness. He was 88 years old. A native of Newport, Gaines attended public schools before earning a bachelor’s degree in education at Xavier University of Louisiana in 1955. After serving in Europe for the U.S. Army, Gaines returned to the United States and taught in the Newport public school system. In 1958, Gaines earned a master’s degree in counseling at what is now Bridgewater State University and that same year joined the st...