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Norman C. Crawford Jr., former president of Salisbury University, dies

Norman C. Crawford Jr., former president of Salisbury University, dies

Norman C. Crawford Jr., a career educator who served as president of Salisbury University for a decade and is recalled as a champion of diversity, died May 12 of respiratory failure at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin on the Eastern Shore.

The longtime Ocean Pines resident was 85.

"As the fifth president of SU — then known as Salisbury State College — from 1970 to 1980, he helped lay the foundation for many of the successes the campus enjoys today," current Salisbury President Janet Dudley-Eshbach said in a written statement.

"He was a most talented individual who knew the craft of how to serve the university's diverse population,"...

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