The University of Alabama Board of Trustees dedicated John H. England Jr. Residence Hall June 6.
England was admitted in 1969 to the UA School of Law as a member of its first class to include African Americans.
Honoring England are, from left, Stuart R. Bell, UA president; Ronald Gray, president pro tempore of the UA Board of Trustees; and Finis E. St. John IV, UA System chancellor.
England was elected as a trustee at The University of Alabama on March 23, 1998.
England, shown with his children, was appointed to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1999.
The honor recognized England’s civic leadership, strength of character and impact on the University, the Tuscaloosa community and the state of Alabama.
At its June meeting, The University of Alabama Board of Trustees dedicated John H. England Jr. Hall in honor of a longtime trustee and UA alumnus.
The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.