In Memory of Ulysses Doss ’57

ULYSSES S. DOSS ’57 of Missoula, Montana, died Aug. 8, 2021. At Ripon, he studied psychology and classics. He participated in track and field, basketball, football and Phi Kappa Pi and was commissioned through ROTC. He was elected to the Ripon College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995. He earned a bachelor of divinity degree from what is now the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in humanities from Union Graduate School in Cincinnati. During the 1960s, he led civil rights activities in Chicago and founded the Christian Action Ministry. In 1968, he founded the Black studies program at the University of Montana, just the second Black studies program west of the Mississippi River. The Ulysses S. Doss Scholarship was established in his honor. He also was a passionate golfer. Survivors include his wife, Jane, and four children.