Remington Rea Williams, age 25, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Remington was born September 29, 1996. Remington Williams, JD remembered as the most kind human. He was the student representative to the University of Missouri System Board of Curators. Remington was tragically killed Wednesday June 8th by a drunk driver, eliciting emotional reactions from all that knew him.
Williams was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson as student representative to the board in July 2020. He was a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and Honor Court. He was completing his master of business administration degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
The UM System's Office of Legal Counsel had recently extended an offer for Williams to serve as a fellow.
Williams was known to faculty and students as Remy, said Nancy Levit, UMKC School of Law associate dean, who was Williams' faculty advisor. Williams was on the editorial board of the Law Review, the school's premier law journal. "Remy could have gone anywhere to law school," Levit said. "He always charted his own path." He chose UMKC because he loved the city and wanted to make an impact in his hometown, Levit said. "He rocketed to prominence" as student representative to the curators, she said.
"Remington was an outstanding individual and a tremendous asset to the Board of Curators," Board chairman Darryl Chatman said in a statement. "He was actively engaged with the students at each of our four universities and worked to amplify their successes, promote their stories and ensure their concerns were heard. Remington was the best of us."
Williams graduated from the Pembroke Hill School in 2015. He was an honors' student, a member of the football and baseball team, and a proud member of the Choir and Madrigal Singers. He also was a member of the Pembroke Hill Advisory Group. With over 400 hours of volunteer work, he earned the President's Volunteer Service Award in each of his four years at Pembroke.
Williams earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and Spanish from Georgetown (Ky.) College in 2019. While there, he served as student body president and president of his fraternity. He also graduated from the National Leadership Conference in Shelby, Michigan.
Remington Williams was also an Eagle Scout.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Remington Williams J.D. Memorial Fund (with foundation to follow) Attention: Colette Fry-Williams, 725 South 80th, Kansas City, Kansas 66111Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mtmoriah.net for the Williams family.
Columbia, Mo." The University of Missouri Board of Curators is mourning the death of Student Representative Remington Williams, who died in a car accident on Wednesday.
"Remington was an outstanding individual and a tremendous asset to the Board of Curators," Board Chair Darryl Chatman said. "He was actively engaged with the students at each of our four universities and worked to amplify their successes, promote their stories and ensure their concerns were heard. Remington was the best of us, and our thoughts are with his family and friends."
"Remington dedicated himself to the service of the University of Missouri," UM President Mun Choi said. "As a student of not one, but two System universities, Remington was deeply connected to his fellow students and advocated for their interests to the Board of Curators. He was committed to advancing the mission of the university and ensuring all students had the opportunity to receive an excellent education and an outstanding experience. He will be sorely missed."
Williams was appointed by Gov. Mike Parson in July 2020. He was a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and Honor Court. He was also completing a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The System's Office of General Counsel had recently extended an offer for him to serve as a fellow.
Williams earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Spanish from Georgetown College in 2019. As an undergraduate at Georgetown, he served as student body president, president of his fraternity and vice president of the Georgetown Activities Council. Williams was also a proud graduate of the National Leadership Conference in Shelby, Michigan.
The student representative to the UM Board of Curators serves as the students' voice to the governing body of the University of Missouri System, which includes the University of Missouri-Columbia, UMKC, Missouri University of Science and Technology and UMSL. The student representative is appointed by the governor of Missouri and confirmed by the Missouri Senate, and serves a two-year term. Appointments rotate among the System's four universities, so students at each institution have a rotating opportunity to represent the more than 77,000 students enrolled at UM universities.