A member of the WKU family passed away earlier Sunday.
Former WKU President Donald W. Zacharias died Sunday at the age of 77 of complications from multiple sclerosis after an extended illness.
He served as University president from 1979-1985 before leaving to become the president at Mississippi State University.
While at WKU, He's credited with creating the first comprehensive development program and significantly raising academic standards.
Funeral arrangements have not been set up at this time.