In honor of Moran
Photography by Chris English, photography editor and David Wilson, assistant photography editor

If you've been on campus lately, you may have seen changes to the former dining hall. The “bird cage” is gone, replaced by glassed-in balconies. And the name is different as well — the building and the fountain area are now called the William E. Moran Commons and Plaza.

Former Chancellor Bill Moran was on hand at a dedication of the space in May. Many came out to honor the accomplishments of his years on campus.

He is being honored in another way as well. An endowment fund has been established in his name.

The William E. Moran Chancellor's Endowment will generate unrestricted funds that may be used by current chancellors to support programs such as seed funding for research program development; faculty and staff development activities; campus projects; and facility planning and enhancements — all areas that were focal points of his administration.

To contribute to the endowment, contact Judy Piper at