Remembrance: Webster B. Trammell Jr.

Board of Trustees Member, 1947—2022.

The Monmouth University community was saddened by the loss of Webster Trammell Jr. ’70, ’73M, a Board of Trustees member and former assistant dean of students, director of the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, and psychology counselor. He died peacefully on June 3, 2022, at Monmouth Medical Center.

As a student at Monmouth, Trammell served as an editor of the Shadows yearbook for three years. He was a resident assistant, president of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, and member of the African American Student Union and the Art Academic Club, and he participated in varsity cross country and intramural basketball and volleyball. He was also an advisor for the Karate Club.

A loyal alumnus, Trammell recently served as the chair of the Class of 1970 Reunion Committee, which, delayed by COVID-19, convened on June 6, 2022, just days after his passing.

Trammell received his Bachelor of Arts in Art Education in 1970 and his Master of Science in Student Personnel Services in 1973 from Monmouth. He earned his Doctor of Psychology from Rutgers University in 1985.

Trammell joined Monmouth’s Board of Trustees in 2013. In addition to his involvement in current and former campus traditions, including the Holiday Open House, Distinguished Business Leaders Award dinners, and the Athletic Hall of Fame, he established the Webster B. Trammell Sr. Scholarship in 2011 in memory of his father.

In each of these roles, Webster Trammell Jr. made many significant contributions to the University, President Patrick F. Leahy said. To honor his legacy and impact at Monmouth, the Board of Trustees has established an endowed scholarship in his name that supports students with financial need.

“Dr. Trammell’s legacy as an educator of distinction, highly engaged community advocate, and passionate supporter of student outcomes will continue to influence our University for generations to come,” Leahy said. “This is indeed a loss felt by the Monmouth University community as well as the many other organizations that benefited from Dr. Trammell’s kindness and service during his lifetime.”