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Bill Powers (1946-2019)

Mon, March 11, 2019
Bill Powers (1946-2019)
We join the university community in grieving the loss of Bill Powers, president of the University from 2006-2015.  Many can attest to the particular importance of his presidency at a time when political and cultural forces combined to undermine the value of a university education as more than vocational training.Those of us in departments and centers that benefitted from his personal commitment to diversity and social justice, however, know that without his leadership we could not have achieved institutional recognition of our pedagogical and intellectual labor. 
He continued to advise and mentor even after he stepped down from the presidency and returned to teaching in the Law School. His death is not just our loss but the loss of all those he would have nurtured in the years ahead. 
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