This past Tuesday, former Springfield College President Randolph Bromery passed away at 87-years-old. Besides holding presidency at SC, he was also president at University of Massachusetts Amherst – where he became their first African American president – interim president at Roxbury Community College, as well as interim president at Westfield State University.
Known more commonly as Bill, many who knew him praised him.
Before entering jobs in higher education, Bromery was a well-known geologist, as well as a Tuskegee Airman in the U.S Army Corps during World War II. Bromery held his presidency at SC from 1992 to 1998. During his time on Alden Street, he helped establish many community service programs, as well as helping to expand the School of Human Services.
Due to his work here at SC, Bromery won many services awards such as the Eyes on the Prize award in 1997 from PBS, the Community Builder Award in 1996 from the Springfield Urban League, and the Pynchon Award in 1993 from the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts.
The extremely esteemed and well-educated man will be missed, and Springfield College will be flying their flags at half mass in his honor.