A former Chancellor at the UW-Platteville
has passed away. A university spokesman
says William Chmurny died October 16th
at his home in San Marcos, California.
He was 72. A private burial service for
Chmurny was held in San Marcos on
Chmurny served as Chancellor at
UW-Platteville from 1982 to 1993.
University officials say one of his
focuses as chancellor was recruiting
and retaining women students on
campus. He also worked to improve
the UW-Platteville Pioneer Farm, and
helped to bring the Chicago Bears Summer
Training Camp to the school.
Chmurny was a native of Oak Park, Illinois.
His family requests that memorials may
be made to any universities or charities
in which Chmurny was affiliated, including
the UW-Platteville Foundation.