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Bezanson, Randall P.



B.S./B.A., Northwestern University, 1968; J.D., University of Iowa College of Law, 1971. Dean of law at W&L, 1988-1994; professor of law at W&L, 1988.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1992-08-25

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007285], Folder: 8
Scope and Contents Notes the near beginning of the academic year, and the subsequent rise in energy level and activity in Lexington. Remarks on the strength of the incoming academic profiles, as well as the geographic diversity of both the undergraduate and Law School classes and the expanding football program. Wilson hopes that the University can demonstrate that athletics and academics are not mutually exclusive. Notes Dean Bezanson's speech regarding honor and civility to the incoming law students, and...
Dates: 1992-08-25

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1993-07-13

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007288], Folder: 9
Scope and Contents Starts with a comment on the weather, and remarks on the continuing alumni colleges, and gives an update on the Capital Campaign and the increased alumni support and recognition of the importance of financial solvency of the University. Remarks on the rising price of tuition, though notes that this figure is still lower when compared to peer institutions and stresses the need for secure funding for the University. Touches on the search for a new dean of the Law School, and closes the letter...
Dates: 1993-07-13

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1994-03-22

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007290], Folder: 10
Scope and Contents Starts with a personal note about the weather and the spring sports teams. Touches on the need for indoor sports complexes both for practices and games, but identifies the new science center as the main priority. Goes into detail about the new building, its location, process of moving, ect. Notes the progress of the capital campaign, identifies the new dean of the Law School – Barry Sullivan and gives details on his credentials, and remarks that applications continue to be record-breaking....
Dates: 1994-03-22

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1988-09-07

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007784], Folder: 4, Box: data_value_missing_044b3747df6280a44110843ae538d0fe
Scope and Contents Writes as the class of 1992 moves in, and notes their transformation from facts and figures in the admissions office to enthusiastic and palpable members of the community. Wilson prepares for his departure to Oxford. Comments that he has found a checklist of items for the 1987-1988 year, including the completion of the performing arts center, the completion of Gaines Hall and the relocation of admissions to Gilliam House, the renovation of the 'Red House,' the acquisition of the Niekirk...
Dates: 1988-09-07

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1989-01-09

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007272], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Wilson writes a letter upon his return from sabbatical in England, and his realizations while on the trip, including the comparative systems of education in America vs. Britain. Also touches on the 'faculty exchange' between Oxford and the University. Remarks that John Elrod has taken good care of the University and that the Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts is 'well established'. Also notes the excellent condition of the athletic complex. Also lists other changes in the University –...
Dates: 1989-01-09

Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Gottwald from John D. Wilson, 1989-11-09

 Item — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007275], Folder: 5
Scope and Contents Identifies some of the characteristic fall activities on campus, including Homecoming Weekend, the Trustees autumn meeting, and Parent's Weekend. Notes the success of both the undergraduate and the law students post-midterm grades. Wilson also expands on the new idea of cross-registered courses for undergraduates and law students, and is impressed by the work product. Notes some expanding academic departments, and the progress of the Lenfest center. Wilson identifies the need of increasing...
Dates: 1989-11-09