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Purdue Trustees Approve Naming of Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center, Other Resolutions

Fifty years ago, Helen Bass Williams, the first African American professor at Purdue, played a leading role in establishing the first learning center on campus. Purdue’s Board of Trustees recently approved changing the name of that facility to the Helen Bass Williams Academic Success Center.

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