Memorial Service For Al WilliamsMemorial Service For Al Williamshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/261521Founders Great Hall2014-07-18T11:00:002014-07-18T13:00:00
July 18,2014 11:00AM–1:00PM
Founders Great Hall
Friends of former Haverford dean Al Williams are invited to reflect on his life at a memorial service on Friday, July 18th, in Founders Great Hall from 11 a.m.-1p.m. (Please note, the time listed in the new issue of Haverford magazine is incorrect.)
Al became part of the Haverford family in 1969 as a post-baccalaureate fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation in political science after getting a B.A. from Virginia Union University the year before. His academic credentials and experience in higher education testify to his faith in the power of education to transform lives, and prove that learning is not only for the young: he would go on to earn a J.D. from the University of Virginia, a masters degree in political science from Villanova University, become certified in multiple areas of the law by institutions including Harvard, and do coursework toward a doctorate at St. Joseph's University.
Al’s lengthy administrative career at Haverford – augmented by teaching – began in 1972 when he returned to campus as an assistant director of admissions after obtaining his law degree. During the next decade, he became dean of student affairs with additional responsibilities as pre-law advisor and affirmative action officer. A transition to the law in the early 1980’s saw him hold a variety of positions including law clerk with the state Superior Court, staff attorney in both private practice as well as on behalf of the City of Philadelphia, and assistant general counsel for Prudential Insurance in AARP Operations.
He once again served Haverford as part-time pre-law advisor while teaching English and History on Episcopal Academy's Merion campus for 8 years, through 2008.
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