Tuesday, March 6, 2007

President Williams suffers heart attack - 6 March 2007

We recieved a tip on this story about one hour before the paper went to print, throwing my awesome page design into whack. I think the design turned out alright, though, and students were happy to know the story on their president.


President Larry Williams suffered a “moderate” heart attack over the weekend, the university announced Monday.

He is in stable condition in a Tulsa hospital, said Dr. Neal Weaver, vice president for university relations, in an e-mail to faculty and staff.

Williams was taken to Tahlequah City Hospital Saturday, and then was transported by helicopter to Tulsa. Doctors there inserted two stents to restore normal blood flow to a blocked artery, said Weaver.

More will be known later this week about when Williams can return to work.

He has no history of heart disease, Weaver said.

“The president and Pam [Williams] asked me to convey their sincere appreciation for all the positive thoughts and prayers extended for his quick recovery. He certainly looks forward to being back on campus soon and is grateful to the entire NSU community for your support and concern,” said Weaver.