Memorial Service for Patrick Hill - July 2nd

June 17, 2008

A Memorial service for Patrick Hill - gifted scholar, poet, and storyteller, former Evergreen Academic Vice President and Provost, and Emeritus Member of the Faculty -- has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 2 at 6:00 pm in the Longhouse at The Evergreen State College.

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The memorial service will also be streamed live at

The Board of Trustees resolution from the June 12 Emeritus Member conference ceremony captured some of Patrick’s vast contributions to the college:

Upon unanimous recommendation of the Faculty of The Evergreen State College, and

In recognition of 24 years of outstanding service to The Evergreen State College as a Member of the Faculty and Academic Vice President and Provost; of his contributions to the curriculum in the areas of Irish studies and philosophy; of his scholarly leadership; of his ability to maintain the tension between collaboration and free-flowing creativity; of his leadership in hiring a diverse faculty with substantive multicultural experience;

In appreciation of his commitment to both process and content; of his genuine concern for students; of his principles of forgiveness and community; of his deep commitment to social justice; of his thoughtful work with both colleagues and students while engaging in difficult subjects; of his brilliant lectures; and of his storytelling and poetry;

The Board of Trustees does hereby confer the title of Emeritus Member of the Faculty upon Patrick Hill, with all the rights and privileges pertaining thereto.