In 2016, Chancellor Emeritus William H. Danforth took a few moments to talk about the principles of honesty and understanding that guided him throughout his life and work. Danforth passed away Sept. 16, 2020.

On living a life of principle

Strong ethical principles, the quest for improvement, and concern for others defined Washington University’s 13th chancellor, William H. Danforth. Buoyed by a faith in simple virtues, he always led with the optimism that hard work and a sense of purpose could effect positive change. 

To learn more about Chancellor Emeritus Danforth's life and legacy, visit the tribute website