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Former NIU president had term marked by controversy

Lauren Dielman

September 25, 2011

Former NIU president Clyde Wingfield, who died Sept. 15, had a tumultuous 10-month presidency marked by controversy. Wingfield was president from 1985 to 1986. Jerry Thompson, then-adviser of the Northern Star, attributes Wingfield's short tenure to "aggressive reporting" by the Star. "The Northern St...

Former NIU president dies

Northern Star Staff

September 22, 2011

Former NIU President Clyde J. Wingfield died Thursday, according to NIU Today. He was 80. Wingfield served as NIU's ninth president for 10 months from July of 1985 to May of 1986 in a term marked by controversy. Wingfield earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from East Texas State University and a doct...