Elder Lecture Series at Elon University Receives Estate Gift
An estate gift from James Elder, a popular professor at Elon University from 1963 to 1973, will ensure that a lecture series that bears his name will serve students for generations to come. The James P. Elder Lecture Series began in 2006 and was first funded by approximately 150 of Elder’s former students. The guest lecturers focus on the exploration of critical scholarship and its impact on the public forum. The Elder Lecture Series is scheduled each spring in Whitley Auditorium. Elder is a Burlington native. He now lives in Chapel Hill.