Illinois Wesleyan University


Minor Myers jr.
1942-2003
Minor Myers jr., the 17th president of Illinois Wesleyan University died on Tuesday, July 22. A commemoration of his life will be held on Monday, August 25, 2003, at 1 p.m. in The Shirk Center. Public seating for this event will begin at 12:15 p.m. A live Webcast of the commemoration will be available.

President Myers' Commemoration

Listen to audio of the Commemoration
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Remarks from the Commemoration

Acting President Janet McNew
Professor of History Michael Young
Former Student Body President Harold Gauthier
State Farm Insurance CEO Ed Rust Jr.
President Myers' sons, Joffre and Minor III
Professor of Physics Narendra Jaggi
President of the Board of Trustees Craig Hart

President Myers' Obituary

Bulletin Board to Share Memories of President Myers

Read What Others Have Said About President Myers

Media Coverage
The Pantagraph news story (7/23)
The Day (New London, Conn.) (7/23)
The Pantagraph editorial (7/23)
The Pantagraph biography (7/23)
The Pantagraph remembrance (7/23)
Finger Lakes Times (Geneva, N.Y.) (7/25)
The Beacon Journal (Akron, Ohio) (7/26)
Chicago Tribune (7/27)
Cleveland Plain Dealer (7/28)
Rancho Santa Fe Review (by Illinois Wesleyan Trustee Robert Page)
The Pantagraph from 8/24
The Pantagraph on the Myers' Collection (8/24)
WGLT Feature Report
The Pantagraph on the Commemoration (8/26)
Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine Interview with President Myers from Spring 2003

Photographs from the Myers' Era at Illinois Wesleyan

President Myers' curriculum vitae

President Myers' Inaugural Address

President Myers' Remarks on September 11, 2001

"Packing for College," President Myers' article on multitalented students

Audio: President Myers' on the liberal arts from the President's Convocation, 1994 (mp3)

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