Memorial Service for Boston University President Emeritus John R. Silber
- 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012
- 4:30 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2012
A memorial service for John R. Silber (Hon.’95), Boston University president emeritus and former chancellor, will be held Thursday, November 29, at 3 p.m. in the George Sherman Union Metcalf Ballroom. Silber died September 27 at age 86. As BU’s seventh president, Silber led the University’s transformation from a commuter school to a renowned research institution. He served as president from 1971 to 1996, when he became University chancellor, a position he held until 2003. Silber also was a College of Arts & Sciences professor of philosophy and of international relations, a University Professor, and a School of Law professor of law.