Ulmer Partner Assumes Leadership Role at Top-Ranked Ohio Liberal Arts College
Ulmer is proud to announce that William D. (“Bill”) Edwards, Chair of Ulmer’s Employment & Labor Practice Group, has been elected Vice-Chair of the Wittenberg University Board of Directors. After serving on the Board of this premier Ohio private institution of higher learning since 2015, Bill now assumes a leadership position on the Board of this institution, his alma mater. Edwards, a 1989 graduate of Wittenberg, is the grandson of Wittenberg graduates Dorothy and Bill Edwards, both members of the class of 1931. Edwards’ grandfather, a member of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame, served as the University’s head football coach from 1955 to 1969.
“I am very pleased that Bill is willing to serve our University in this important role,” said Wittenberg University President Michael L. Frandsen, Ph.D. “His passion for Wittenberg, its history and traditions, and its future, are evident in his thoughtful approach to board service. As vice-chair, he will continue to provide leadership as we move Wittenberg forward.”
An experienced trial lawyer, Bill advises clients in all aspects of the employment relationship. He has represented countless employers in matters ranging from EEOC collective action litigation to single-plaintiff wrongful termination claims. He has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America® in Employment Law (Management-side) and has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers list.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to give back to an institution that has meant so much to me and my family, and to help develop new, forward-looking opportunities for the next generation of Wittenberg students,” said Bill.
Located in Springfield, Ohio and established in 1845, Wittenberg has more than 1,900 full-time students from 37 states and 15 different countries. A nationally ranked Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts college, Wittenberg enjoys an outstanding reputation for excellent academic standards, vibrant coursework in the arts, sciences, and humanities, as well as distinctive pre-professional programs including business and nursing.
“Ulmer has enjoyed a strong connection to Wittenberg for many years, and there is no one I know more dedicated to the University’s advancement than Bill,” said Scott P. Kadish, Ulmer’s Managing Partner. “I’m confident he will bring the same focus and tenacity he demonstrates while serving his clients to this new board leadership role, and we are honored to remain connected with such an outstanding institution of higher learning.”
About Wittenberg University
For more than 170 years, Wittenberg University’s curriculum has centered on the liberal arts as an education that develops the individual’s capacity to think, read, and communicate with precision, understanding, and imagination. Wittenberg is dedicated to education in the core disciplines of the arts and sciences and in pre-professional education grounded in the liberal arts. Known for the quality of its faculty and their teaching, Wittenberg has more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year institution in the state. The University has also been recognized nationally for excellence in community service and engagement and intercollegiate athletics.