Former MUW President Killed in Car Crash

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Columbus, Miss.

James Walter Strobel, who was president of Mississippi University for Women from 1977-88, has died in a car accident in Florida.

MUW made the announcement in a news release Friday. Strobel was 80.

The Florida Highway Patrol says Strobel, of Belvedere, Fla., was killed in Nassau County Wednesday when a tractor-trailer hit the van he was riding in.

Strobel received a bachelor's degree at Ohio University and a doctorate at Washington State University. He came to MUW from North Carolina State University.

Strobel was instrumental in the founding of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, a residential program for high-achieving high school students. He oversaw creation of Plymouth Bluff Environmental Center and the Cromwell Communication Center, home to MUW's theater and communication departments.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WTOK-TV 815 23rd Ave Meridian, Ms. 39301 Phone: (601) 693-1441
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 239632691 - wtok.com/a?a=239632691
Gray Television, Inc.