Former University President Richard Lyman, 88, died Sunday night of congestive heart failure in Channing House in Palo Alto, Calif. Lyman served as University president from 1970 to 1980, overseeing Stanford during the tumultuous student protests that rocked the campus during the Vietnam War.
Stanford President John Hennessy told the Stanford News Service, “Dick Lyman was a man of great strength, integrity, common sense and good humor. It was a privilege to know him, and I am deeply saddened by his death. His impact on Stanford was profound. He guided the university through some of the most turbulent years in its history, and under his leadership, Stanford not only survived, it flourished.”
For more information, visit the obituary published by the Stanford Report.