School president to be honored during service - KSFY News - Sioux Falls, SD News, Weather, Sports

School president to be honored during service

Posted: Updated:

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota School of Mines and Technology President Robert Wharton is being honored Monday during an afternoon memorial tribute service.

Wharton died Wednesday of complications from earlier cancer treatments. He was 60 years old.

Wharton had been the school's president since July 2008. Provost Duane Hrncir has been named acting president.

The outdoor service is planned for 2 p.m. MDT on the quadrangle at the center of campus.

Monday afternoon classes have been canceled.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KSFY. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service or our EEO Report.