By: Sara Liptak, Western Campus Editor
Former Western Campus President, Dr. Bernard Silk, has passed away at age 84. He died on March 9 at his home in North Royalton. Dr. Silk was suffering with Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Silk served as the President of the Western Campus from the years 1968-1973, a total of 5 years. Tri-C opened in 1963, meaning Dr. Silk was in presidency 5 years after the college opened. Dr. Silk still continued to teach students at the Western Campus after he stepped down as the president, according to his news obituary.
To read the full news obituary, CLICK HERE.
In an e-mail sent out by Diane Dzurilla, Office Assistant for the Western Campus President’s Office, she states “Dr. Silk lead the planning for a new building to replace the old Crile Veterans Administration Hospital on the property.”