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DSU President Harry L. Williams presents William C. Jason III a University sweat shirt during a Dec. 20 visit to the nursing home where he resides.

  DSU President and Others visit Grandson of DSU 2nd President, William C. Jason


 

Several University employees led by DSU President Harry L. Williams paid a nursing home visit on Dec. 20 to William C. Jason III, the grandson of the longest serving president in the history of the institution – William C. Jason.

Dr. Williams was joined by Dr. Dolores Finger Wright, associate professor of social work, Nancy Wagner, director of Community Relations, and Carlos Holmes, director of News Services, in visiting Mr. Jason at the Capitol Health Care facility in Dover and in paying tribute to the honored lineage of the past president.
 
William C. Jason (the first) was the 2nd president of the College (1895-1923) and his 28-year presidency tenure remains the longest among the 10 presidents in the University’s history. He is credited with shepherding the institution – then called the State College for Colored Students – through its earliest difficult decades as a fledgling college. Also present during the visit was the grandson's wife of 40 years, Carol Jason, who is a 1960 alumna of DSU.