Former University of Richmond president dies

Former University of Richmond president dies
E. Bruce Heilman served as president from 1971 through 1986 and then again from 1987 to 1988. (Source: University of Richmond)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - E. Bruce Heilman - who was the University of Richmond president twice - has died.

The school posted to social media this weekend that Heilman “led the university through an era of profound transformation.”

He served as president from 1971 through 1986 and then again from 1987 to 1988.

“His imprint on our campus is momentous and far-reaching for every living Spider,” current UR President Ronald A. Crutcher said in letter posted online.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in Cannon Memorial Chapel. His ashes will be interred in the university’s columbarium alongside those of his wife, Betty Dobbins Heilman, who died in 2013.

The University of Richmond mourns the passing of Chancellor E. Bruce Heilman, who led the University through an era of...

Posted by University of Richmond on Sunday, October 20, 2019

Copyright 2019 WWBT. All rights reserved.