Eric O. Ayisi
From a Faculty and Staff Announcement Email from Provost Michael Halleran on July 14, 2010:
Dear Campus Community:
I am writing to report the sad news that Eric O. Ayisi, Associate Professor of Anthropology at William & Mary [from 1980-1996], died last month (June 14, 2010). Professor Ayisi served as Assistant to the Provost for Off-Campus Program Development from 1986-1996 and upon his retirement, was described as “a sympathetic, warm, and kind mentor” who was “most generous with his time and his expertise with his students” in a resolution by the Board of Visitors.
Born in Mampong, Ghana, Professor Ayisi earned his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He was a Research Fellow at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana and a Fulbright Professor. Prior to joining the faculty at William & Mary, Professor Ayisi taught at Hampton Institute, Dillard University, Northwestern University, Hamlin University, Fisk University, Vanderbilt University, Ramapo College and Bloomfield College.
Professor Ayisi’s wife, Dorothy, preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother and sister, three daughters, seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 17, at Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel in Newport News.
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