In Memory of William (Bill) J. Day, Ph.D., '91 M.S.

The Johnson & Wales community mourns the loss of William (Bill) J. Day, a retired faculty member in the College of Hospitality Management and JWU alum. Bill passed away on June 5, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.

After serving in the Navy, including being stationed in Newport, RI, Bill began his career working in and/or managing several restaurants and clubs in Newport. In 1983 he began teaching restaurant management courses at Johnson & Wales University, where he served both as a teacher and an administrator. He ended his career teaching food service courses in JWU's College of Hospitality Management and retired in 2012. He served on the Board for the Society of Food Service Managers Education Foundation for 20 years, beginning while at Johnson & Wales and continuing to support the group after retirement.

As a faculty member at JWU, Bill lived by the mantra that students always come first. To celebrate the life and legacy of Bill Day, gifts in his memory will provide financial assistance to Hospitality students on the Providence Campus. 

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