Williamstown: Panel discussion to honor former Williams president

Tuesday April 2, 2013

Williams College President Adam Falk will moderate a panel discussion honoring former president John E. Sawyer ‘39 and exploring the transformational changes that occurred during his tenure.

The discussion will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5, in Chapin Hall. A reception will follow in the Great Hall of the Paresky Center at 9 p.m. The discussion and reception are free and open to the public.

Friday’s panel discussion, part of a two-day celebration called "Daring Change," features three educational leaders who knew Sawyer well and/or who experienced the college’s evolution in the decades since his presidency: Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill ‘76; Stephen R. Lewis Jr. ‘60, longtime Williams professor and former provost who served as president of Carlton College; and Francis C. Oakley, Williams president emeritus, Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of the History of Ideas Emeritus, and Senior Oakley Fellow.

Visit www.williams.edu/daring-change for more information.


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