College mourns Honorary Trustee Walter E. Williams

Grove City College issued this statement on the death of internationally acclaimed economist and widely syndicated columnist Walter E. Williams, who served on Grove City College’s Board of Trustees:

“Grove City College mourns the passing of Walter E. Williams. An acclaimed economist and popular syndicated columnist, Dr. Williams served on Grove City College’s Board of Trustees for more than a decade before assuming honorary status. In his newspaper columns, books and commentary, he advanced faith and freedom through an eloquent and forceful defense of sound economic principles, personal liberty and religious freedom. As a Trustee, he provided thoughtful leadership, wise counsel and extraordinary service to the College.”

“Dr. Williams’ relationship with Grove City College dates back four decades. He provided the J. Howard Pew Lecture in 1983, spoke at commencement in 1992, when he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, and again in 2012. He also served as guest lecturer in Economics. In 2003, he was elected to the Board of Trustees and was named honorary trustee in 2014. Dr. Williams occasionally used his syndicated newspaper column to highlight Grove City College’s conservative values and outstanding academic reputation.”

College mourns Honorary Trustee Walter E. Williams

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