WAMC New York News
2:54 am
Mon August 14, 2006

SUNY Campus Mourns Loss of Its President

Albany, NY – The Univerity at Albany community is in shock as police in South Carolina now say the president of the University at Albany may have had a medical problem when he died while swimming in the ocean with his wife on Sunday. Sixty-one-year-old Kermit Hall and his wife Phyllis were swimming about 100 yards offshore at a beach resort on Hilton Head Island. An officer with the Beaufort County sheriff's office says the Halls weren't in deep water at the time of the incident. The police official says the SUNY-Albany president could have experienced some medical problem. WAMC's David Guistina traveled to the University at Albany campus and reports that, despite only being appointed president back in 2004, the univerity community has a special fondness for Kermit Hall...