Ralph Sullivan Jr., a former trustee of Palm Beach Atlantic University, died this past week.
According to a university news release, Sullivan was seen as a friend and advocate of the university during his live and while he served on the board of trustees. Both he and his wife, Evelyn, supported university programs and facilities including the university’s Annual Scholarship Fund, the Rinker Athletic campus, the Warren Library, the School of Music and Fine Arts and the Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching.
“He was dedicated to the cause,” Sullivan’s business partner Charles Dorsey said. “He thought PBA was wonderful, and he loved everything about the university.”
Sullivan worked in the insurance industry and served alongside Dorsey on the board of trustees beginning in 1977. University President William Fleming Jr. also said Sullivan was focused on the religious nature of the university and its importance to the institution.
The funeral service and burial took place this past Sunday. Surviving members of his family include 10 grandchildren and the four great-grandchildren and four daughters. Sullivan’s son-in-law currently serves as a member of the board of trustees.
Sullivan’s family has requested that any memorial gifts be designated toward Palm Beach Atlantic.