Robert M. Ayres Jr., C’49, H’74, 13th Vice-Chancellor

Bob and Patricia Ayres with John McCardell
Pat and Bob Ayres and John McCardell, 2016

The following message was sent from Vice-Chancellor John McCardell to the campus community and Sewanee alumni:

June 20, 2018

Dear Friends,

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.

John McCardell


See more about the impact Bob Ayres had on the University of the South, here, here, and here.