William O. Cord, professor emeritus of Spanish. Died July 16, 2005. Served on the SSU faculty from 1963-1989 and, in an era when it was a faculty-elected position, as chair of the Division of Arts and Humanities. Faculty colleagues will remember him for his devotion to modern languages and culture and for his diligent, principled, insightful work during the Department of Modern Languages’ formative years. Cord is credited with building the solid foundation upon which the department's current success stands, creating a legacy for a new generation of SSU faculty.