Notices sorted by graduation date.
Kenneth W. Thompson of Charlottesville died Feb. 2, 2013. Mr. Thompson led the University’s Miller Center, a nonpartisan institute for the study of the presidency, public policy and governance, from 1978 until his retirement in 1998. He helped create and expand the institute’s bipartisan commission on national issues, presidential oral history program and the forum speaker series, which he continued to lead until 2004. Before arriving at U.Va. in 1975, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II, worked for the Rockefeller Foundation from the 1950s to the 1970s and taught at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. Mr. Thompson wrote and edited numerous publications on public policy and foreign affairs and held several endowed lectureships. Survivors include a son, Kenneth C. Thompson (Grad ’93).