January 25, 2019  

To the Campus Community: 

This is a message no university president wants to write. It is with sadness that I am writing to inform you of the recent death of Kyle Wilkinson, a William Paterson University commuter student from Kinnelon, New Jersey. Kyle was a senior, majoring in History. I extend my deep condolences to Kyle's family and friends and to those in our William Paterson community who have been affected by this loss. 

A Memorial Service will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm Sunday, January 27th at the Shook Funeral Home, 639 Van Houten Ave., Clifton. Details and the opportunity to express condolences can be found at:https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/kyle-wilkinson-obituary?pid=191336853 

A loss like this can impact individuals in different ways and some may be in need of additional support. I want to remind you of some of the services available, should you wish to utilize them or refer others. Students may contact the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center at 973-720-2257 to be connected with a counselor. Our Employee Assistance Program is available to faculty and staff. Those who wish to learn more about this program may visit the website at http://www.wpunj.edu/human-resources/employee-assistance-program/ or call 800-225-2527. 

Richard J. Helldobler, PhD 
William Paterson University