WKU English professor dies

Herald staff

Jim Flynn, English professor emeritus, died Thursday afternoon according to an email sent by David Lee, dean of Potter College of Arts and Letters.
The email, sent Friday night to faculty and staff, is below:
Jim Flynn, English Professor emeritus, died Thursday afternoon.  Over his 40 year career, Jim served WKU in numerous roles, among them English Department Head, Interim Art Department Head, Interim Dean of University College, Interim Chief International Officer, and Assistant to the Provost.  A Chaucer scholar, Jim was an exceptionally talented academic leader, widely respected for his good judgment and his commitment to academic values.  His death is a great loss to the WKU community. 
Visitation will be held from noon to 6pm on Sunday at J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel and from 9am to 11am on Monday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church.  A funeral mass will be held at 11am on Monday at Holy Spirit. 
The Herald will update this story as information follows.