This announcement was emailed to faculty and staff on Sept. 28 by Wake Forest Communications and External Relations:
We are saddened to announce that Richard Sears, professor emeritus of political science, died Sept. 27.
Information about a service for Dr. Sears is not available at this time. When a service is announced, information will be provided on the Inside WFU web site.
Dr. Sears joined Wake Forest’s political science faculty in 1964. He retired in 2002. He was instrumental in gaining a grant to start an international studies program at the University in 1986 and led it until 1999. During his tenure with the program, opportunities expanded for students to study at several countries and an international studies minor was created. In 2001, Dr. Sears received the Donald O. Schoonmaker Faculty Award for Community Service.
We grieve Dr. Sears’ death and extend our condolences to his family and friends, as well as those at Wake Forest who had the opportunity to know him.
Wake Forest offers support and counseling services for all students, faculty and staff. The Counseling Center may be reached at 336-758-5273, the Chaplain’s Office at 336-758-5210. For faculty and staff, there is also the Employee Assistance Program at 336-716-5493.