She was the wife of George Williams, an administrator at St. Thomas for 35 years who retired in 2014, and mother of two St. Thomas alumni, Andrea Mitchell (Williams) '04 and George J. Williams '10, as well as Larissa Williams, a graduate of Purdue University.
Michael Jordan, 63, was a professor of English at St. Thomas who served as associate vice provost for undergraduate studies from 2005 to late 2015. He will be remembered for his steadfast belief in the lasting power of a liberal arts education and his passion for providing every St. Thomas student with an intellectually rigorous, soul-shaping core curriculum.
Though he looked the part of the stereotypical English professor – he rarely was seen on campus not donning his trademark uniform: a tidy sport coat and a bow tie – he was anything but. Mikolajczak, who died this past weekend, was one of a kind.
Steeves' doctors at Region's Hospital in St. Paul have cleared him to be discharged Thursday this week, an outcome his family and friends never would have predicted one month ago. He plans to spend the holidays at home with his family.