Westminster Bids Farewell to Former College President Dr. James F. Traer

With great sadness, Westminster College announced this week that former President Dr. James F. Traer of Plymouth, MA, passed from this life on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Dr. Traer faithfully served the College from 1993 until his retirement in 1999.

President Fletch Lamkin sent out the following message to the Westminster community, which includes a tribute from Professor Emeritus of English Dr. David Collins:

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Nov. 16 at The Church of the Pilgrimage in Plymouth. A second remembrance service will be celebrated at the Central Baptist Church in Jamestown, RI, at a later date.

Dr. Traer’s full obituary can be found here.



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Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.