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Former UWSP chancellor passes away

1:21 PM, Apr. 15, 2013  |  Comments
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Philip Marshall, a former chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, passed away March 18 in Seattle at the age of 86, according to a release from the university.

Marshall served as chancellor from 1979 to 1989 after previously serving as president and executive vice president at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Following his service as chancellor, Marhsall remained at UWSP to teach chemistry during the fall semersters of 1989 through 1991. He and his wife also created the Philip and Helen Marshall Chemistry Research Fund to support the research efforts of chemistry faculty members.

In recognition of his work on campus, in 1989 the university's Health Enhancement Center, located at 2050 Fourth Avenue, was deidicated to Marshall and his wife.

Marshall was an active member of the Stevens Point community during his time at the university. He served on the Central Wisconsin Area Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the YMCA, Sentry Foundation and Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.

"Chancellor Marshall made a lasting impact on this university, region, his many students and the scientific community," said UWSP Chancellor Bernie Patterson in a statement. "Our prayers and thoughts are with Helen, their four daughters and the entire Marshall family."

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