The University of Wisconsin-Superior hosts an open house and dedication ceremony for the William "Pope" Wright Student Center at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in room 232 of Old Main.

At this event, UWS's Multicultural Center will formally be named for Wright. The professor, artist and mentor to a countless number of students at UWS died July 22, 2015. The ceremony will feature reflections by previous colleagues, students and family members, and an opportunity to visit the recently renovated center.

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Wright began teaching at UWS in 1971, and was a member of the campus community for 44 years. He was also the first Black Student Union faculty adviser and Indian Student advisor on campus and the first African-American professor at the university.

In 1983, he was named the director of the Minority Affairs Office, and was known for always finding time for students of all backgrounds and cultures. Wright is survived by his wife, Sandra, who was a dedicated educator as well.

Old Main is located at 1710 Weeks Ave. Call 715-394-8084 or email