Dear Members of the Monmouth University Community:
It is with a heavy heart that I share the recent passing of trustee, alumnus, former assistant dean of students, director of the EOF program, and psychology counselor, Dr. Webster Trammell ’70 ’73. He joined the Monmouth University Board of Trustees in 2013.
As a student at Monmouth, Dr. 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, a member of the African American Student Union, and participated in varsity cross-country, intramural basketball and volleyball, and was a member of the Art Academic Club. He was also an advisor for the Karate Club.
More recently, Dr. Trammell served as the chair of the Class of 1970 Reunion Committee, which, delayed by COVID-19, convened on June 6, one day after his passing. Dr. Trammell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education in 1970 and his Master of Science degree in Student Personnel Services in 1973 from Monmouth. He earned his Doctor of Psychology degree from Rutgers University in 1985.
In addition to his active involvement in current and former campus traditions including the Holiday Open House, Business Leaders’ dinners, and Athletic Hall of Fame, he also established the Webster B. Trammell, Sr. Scholarship in 2011 in memory of his father.
In each of these roles, Dr. Trammell has made many significant contributions to Monmouth University. His 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. This is indeed a loss felt by the Monmouth University community, as well as the many other organizations that have benefited from Dr. Trammell’s kindness and service over his lifetime.
Please join me in keeping Dr. Trammell, his wife, Kathleen, and their family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy