Tuesday, June 18, 2024

UT Student Union Renamed for Veteran Professor

The University of Toledo is renaming the Student Union to memorialize Dr. Lancelot Thompson, a  chemistry professor for 55 years, who died September 10 at age 91. The building will be renamed the Lancelot Thompson Student Union. UT President Sharon Gaber also announced a new Dr. Lancelot Thompson Student Activities and Diversity Fund that will support the advancement of diversity and inclusion on campus. Dr. Thompson served the University as its first vice president for student affairs, the first  African-American vice president and the first African-American full-time faculty member to receive tenure in1958. He also mentored a large number of student-athletes.

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