Emilio Botín has passed away. I am inclined to highlight, as a university student, an aspect not so highlighted by the media at the moment: their support and involvement with the university. His loss represents a difficult impact for me to assimilate on a personal level. I had many privileges. To remember a few, that I supported the University of Alicante as Rector and in a very difficult political situation; or that he bet on the Miguel de Cervantes Virtual Library project to make it what it is today; Or that Universia entrusted me for the first four years as CEO.