Al Froderberg, interim WWU president, dies at 80

Albert “Al” Froderberg, the mathematics professor who rose in the administrative ranks at Western Washington University, is being remembered for his steadying performance when he suddenly became campus president after G. Robert Ross died in a plane crash in 1987.

“It was a traumatic experience for the university,” recalled Ken Mortimer, who became president of Western after Froderberg’s 10 months as interim president. “He was the right man at the right place.”

Monday, November 9, 2015 - 10:45am