The following message was sent from Vice-Chancellor John McCardell to the campus community and Sewanee alumni:
June 20, 2018
It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the death of Robert M. Ayres Jr., who died last night in Austin, Texas. Mr. Ayres was the University’s 13th Vice-Chancellor. There will be a memorial service at Christ Church in San Antonio, Texas, later next week. We will send those details at a later date.
Please keep the Ayres family in your prayers.