ALLENDALE, Mich. (March 20, 2014) — Milton E. Ford, a faculty member at Grand Valley State University for more than 40 years, died Wednesday at the age of 72.
Ford was a liberal studies professor and the founding director of the university’s LGBT Resource Center. He joined GVSU’s faculty in 1973 and celebrated his fourth decade in December, the university said.
According to a release, Ford had been battling cancer.
The LGBT Resource Center opened in the Kirkhof Center in 2008.
Ford’s visitation is scheduled Monday, March 31 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cook DeWitt Center on GVSU’s Allendale campus. A memorial is scheduled the same day at 6 p.m. at the Louis Armstrong Theater.
You can also donate to Grand Valley’s LGBT Resource Center’s Endowment Fund in his name.