In memory of Professor Emerita Margaret E. Winters

Margaret in a black suit jacket, smilingWayne State University mourns the passing of Margaret E. Winters, professor emerita and former provost. Winters left an indelible mark on academia at Wayne State and beyond. A beloved professor of French and linguistics, Winters' scholarly pursuits endured long into retirement, underscoring her passion for academia and lifelong learning.

Renowned for her exceptional achievements and dedication, Winters' career spanned notable roles, including interim provost at Southern Illinois University and provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Wayne State University. Her leadership was characterized by a commitment to excellence and vision.

Laurie Clabo, WSU interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, described Winters as "a true force of nature" who remained centered amid her numerous responsibilities.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Winters was known for her warmth and kindness, leaving a lasting impression on all who knew her. A testament to her legacy, Winters' impact will continue to inspire generations of scholars and leaders at Wayne State University.

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