Class Notes

Ward Elliott ’55 Announces Retirement

January 10, 2014

A recent article in the Claremont McKenna College student publication, FORUM, announced that Ward Elliott will be retiring from teaching at CMC after a prodigious 46 year tenure! He will step down in May, 2014. Ward is “ready to step down next year with some very happy memories. I expect to be around many a late pm” since he will be retaining his office on campus for three more years. One of his former students writes: “LOTS of alumni will miss him, and his famous singing parties. Some of us have kept showing up there over the years… Have a great retirement – you’ve earned it in spades!” .. “The Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions has been a professor at CMC since 1968 and has taught the Politics portion of the Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) major curriculum since 1986, along with other government courses at CMC. Aside from his work researching and teaching in government, Elliott’s expertise also includes extensive research regarding the works of William Shakespeare. Outside of CMC, Elliott has been an influential voice in smog policy in Southern California. Elliott was President of the Coalition for Clean Air between 1980 and 1986, and is credited with creating the concept of High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes.”

Photo Caption: Ward Elliott with his students

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