University Photographer Bill Burkhart Retires

Bill Burkhart photographing Commencement, 2009.

University Photographer Bill Burkhart retired in early March after two decades of service to Wesleyan. Known particularly for his portraiture work, he was the principal photographer for Wesleyan magazine and provided images of classrooms, faculty and staff, students at work and play, alumni across the country, and just about every aspect of campus life one could imagine. His work contributed to the magazine’s receiving several national awards.

“If you’ve seen images of Wesleyan and its people on the web or in print, you’ve almost certainly seen a Burkhart image,” says William Holder ’75, director of university communications. “He did a great deal to capture Wesleyan’s distinctive personality, and we’ll miss him.”