Memorial Service for Former President Richard Warch Set for Nov. 16

Richard Warch, President, 1979-2004

A public memorial service honoring the life and legacy of Lawrence University’s 14th president, Richard “Rik” Warch, will be held Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.

The memorial service also will be webcast live at

Warch, Lawrence’s second-longest serving president (1979–2004), died Sept. 14 at his home in Ellison Bay, Wis.

Read more about the Warch presidency.

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