AMERICUS (March 8, 2012)--In response to the recent death of GSW Foundation Trustee John Gill, Foundation Chairman Barry Blount and President Kendall Blanchard offered the following remarks:
Chairman Barry Blount – on behalf of the GSW Foundation Board of Trustees:
The board was deeply saddened by John Gill’s death and extends their sympathy to his family. Mr. Gill had served as a trustee on the Foundation board since 2002. His commitment and support of the University and the Foundation will be greatly missed.
John was not an alumnus of Georgia Southwestern, which made his financial and emotional commitment to this institution even more phenomenal. He was a business man who made generous donations to our School of Business Administration, but he was also a reader and a thinker who understood the importance of the liberal arts mission of the University. From a personal perspective, my wife and I will miss John’s friendship and our times with him which were almost always marked by a spirited discourse about great books and ideas. He was special.