The man who helped establish the current home of Western Michigan University’s Lee Honors College has died. A news release from the university says Carl Lee died on Sunday, he was 96. Lee and his wife Winifred pledged $500,000 in 1988 to build the home of what is now the Lee Honors College. A $1.1-million contribution from the family in 2012 allowed for the expansion and renovation of the building.
Correction: An earlier version of this story said Carl Lee and his wife helped establish WMU's Lee Honors College. The college was actually launched in the 1960's before Lee and his wife donated the money for the new building.