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May 24, 2021

Jeff Wray appointed Timnick Chair in the Humanities

Jeffrey Wray, Department of English professor and associate chair of undergraduate studies, was appointed the next Timnick Chair in the Humanities, effective Aug. 16. Wray is the second MSU faculty member to hold the position, which was endowed in 2015 by MSU alumnus and retired businessman Henry O. Timnick in honor of his mother, Ottilie Schroeter Timnick, to reflect her belief in the value and promise of a liberal arts education.  

“The Timnick Chair was created to cultivate in our students the humanist sense of a life well-lived, which Ottilie Schroeter Timnick herself embodied,” said Christopher P. Long, dean of the College of Arts and Letters. “Professor Wray is an extraordinary teacher and scholar whose concern for the concrete lives of our students animates everything he does. He is a person of deep integrity with a vision for the Timnick Chair as a catalyst of collaboration and transformation that will enrich the life of the College and the communities with which we are engaged.” 

To read more, visit the College of Arts and Letters website.

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