David Winter, the long-serving president of Westmont College who oversaw an era of growth and expansion at the small Christian college, has died at the age of 84.
Winter died Saturday in Santa Barbara as a result of cancer, Westmont announced.
During his administration, the Montecito-based college was pledged what then was thought to be one of the largest donations made to a liberal arts college in America -- $75 million. When the donation was announced in 2006, only DePauw University in Indiana had received a larger gift.
But the donation, which was to help construct several long-planned buildings and other facilities on the leafy campus, was rescinded during the...