Swanson died Jan. 27 at age 88. The service is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at UW-Stout’s Harvey Hall Theatre, 721 Third St. E.
The program will begin at 2 p.m. with music and then an introduction by David Williams, retired vice chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing. Other speakers include two of Swanson’s children, Marcy Mackey and Steven Swanson; his grandchildren, Graham and Parker Mackey; Sorensen; former student Scott Cabot; faculty colleagues Marv Kufahl and Lee Smalley; a member of the Stout University Foundation board, Dan Hampton; a Rotarian, Elizabeth Spader; and a Boy Scout representative, Robert Spinti.
Williams will conclude the event with remarks and by reading a resolution to be passed by the Legislature in honor of Swanson’s life and accomplishments.
The bells in Bowman Hall will then toll for Swanson, to be followed by a reception outside the theater.
The service will be streamed live over the UW-Stout website.
Swanson served as chancellor from 1972-88. He spent more than 40 years at the school as a student, professor and administrator.
Musical selections will be performed by Juliana Schmidt, accompanied by Tim Lutz. Parking will be available in UW-Stout lots.
For more information on Swanson’s life and career, go to the news release or Web page.