Reed alumni create endowed professorships

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James C. March ’77 has donated $2 million to create an endowed chair in human-ities, to be called the Reginald F. Arragon Chair in the Humanities. March’s gift will honor the late Reginald F. Arragon, the Richard F. Scholz Professor of History emeritus. Arragon taught at Reed from 1923 to 1962 and is generally acknowledged as the founding father of the Reed humanities program. March is a retired partner of WJM Technologies, a computer software company founded in 1988. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Petaluma, California.

Walter ’50 and Sandra Mintz have donated $1 million and Thormund ’41 and Hannah Miller have pledged $1 million to create an endowed chair in econom-ics, to be called the Thormund A. Miller and Walter Mintz Chair in Economic History. Thormund Miller, a Reed trustee since 1976, is a retired vice president and director of general counsel for Southern Pacific Transportation Co. He and Hannah live in Atherton, California.

Walter Mintz, who stepped down in February as chairman of the board, is the retired founding partner of the investment firm Cumberland Associates in New York. A member of the board of trustees for more than 30 years, Mintz has also served as chairman of the Campaign for Reed College, which was launched in October of 1995. He and Sandra live in New York. End of Article




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