Former NMU President Passes at 81

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdatesMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Officials at Northern Michigan University say William Vandament, the 10th president of NMU who served from 1991-1997, has passed away.

Vandament died Saturday at his home in Signal Hill, California at the age of 81. Vandament had a long career as a university administrator. At Ohio State University, he was vice president for finance and planning. He also served as senior vice president of administration at New York University and was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for the California State University System at Long Beach.

Vandament came to NMU in June 1991 as interim president and was asked by the Board of Trustees to become full-time president in the spring of 1992.

No services are planned.  In lieu of flowers his family would appreciate contributions to the William and Margery Vandament Endowment Fund, through the Northern Michigan University Foundation.

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