Article: "Debate Ends with Dumas": First African-American EC President

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Title

Article: "Debate Ends with Dumas": First African-American EC President

Subject

Willard Dumas '91

Description

After the withdrawal of former EC president Hugh Finkelstein, the EC faced a decision they had never prepared for. At the time of Finkelstein’s withdrawal, there was no procedure concerning filling a vacancy for EC president, introducing weeks of debate and controversy during EC meetings. The EC saw two options: either a succession procedure or special election held during the fall term. Willard Dumas ’91 who had served on the EC during his freshman and sophomore year then held the title of Vice President. The decision was made that in the event the President of the EC could not fulfill their duties a succession of officers would occur, marking Willard Dumas as W&L’s first African-American Executive Committee President.

Creator

Pat Lopes

Source

Ring-tum Phi

Date

1989-05-18

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PDF

Language

en_US

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Newspaper Article

Files

WLURG39_RTP_19900208.pdf

Citation

Pat Lopes, “Article: "Debate Ends with Dumas": First African-American EC President,” Black General, accessed May 19, 2024, https://blackgeneral.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/27.