Longest-serving Randolph-Macon president dies



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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — William Quillian Jr., the longest-serving president of the former Randolph-Macon Women's College, has died. He was 100.

The private Lynchburg school, now Randolph College, says in a news release that Quillian died early Tuesday morning.

Quillian served as the college's fifth president from 1952 until he retired in 1978.

During his tenure, Quillian oversaw racial integration of the student body. Randolph College says Quillian and the school's business manager posted bonds for two students arrested for participating in Lynchburg's first lunch counter sit-in in December 1960.

The college also completed several major capital improvement projects, including expansion of the Lipscomb Library and construction of the Thorensen Theatre and several other facilities.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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