By Jim Schuh
It was sad to learn that former University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) Chancellor Phillip Marshall died recently. Marshall, who spent a decade leading the university, was a dignified man who operated quietly – pretty much how you might expect a scientist to act – he was a chemist. His leadership spanned most of the 1980s.
Retired Dean Justus Paul has chronicled Marshall’s time at UWSP, and Gene Kemmeter wrote a fitting obituary for him in the Gazette a few weeks ago. Both noted that Marshall was tireless in working to improve faculty salaries at UWSP, and that was among his legacies on campus – along with efforts to improve student writing and move UWSP into the computer age. Marshall and his wife, Helen, also were Pointer sports boosters.