Obituary: Hitzeman memorial set for March 29

A memorial service for Herbert F. Hitzeman Jr., senior vice chancellor emeritus, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in Graham Chapel and will be led by Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. A reception will follow in Holmes Lounge.

Hitzeman died Jan. 16, 2009. He was 81.

After earning a bachelor of fine arts degree at Washington University in 1953, Hitzeman returned to WUSTL 13 years later as an entry-level development officer in 1966. During his 24 years at WUSTL, Hitzeman became the University’s top advancement officer. He designed and implemented the University’s development, alumni and public affairs programs.

At the time of his retirement in 1990, Hitzeman headed one of the most successful fund-raising programs in the history of American higher education. During his more than two decades at WUSTL, he raised in excess of $1 billion in gift support.