Richard P. Chapman, Honorary Degree Recipient
Richard P. Chapman is awarded an honorary degree.
Chapman was a member of Wheaton’s board of trustees from 1939 to 1970 and its chairman from 1947 to 1964. He was the director of the New England Merchants National Bank and a trustee of many other institutions.
Having overseen much of the construction on Lower Campus, that section of campus was dedicated to Chapman.