The Wilson W. and Anne D. Wyatt
In 1990, Wilson W. and Anne D. Wyatt created the Wyatt Lecture Series at Bellarmine University. The Wyatts created the series to bring to Bellarmine individuals of national or international prominence who have distinguished themselves in government or public service or who have been important observers and analysts of public affairs and government. During their visit to Bellarmine, the Wyatt lecturers deliver a public address and preside over smaller gatherings for faculty and students. A lecture by former U.S. senator and ambassador to Japan Michael J. Mansfield inaugurated the Wyatt Lecture Series on March 9, 1990.
Wilson W. and Anne D. Wyatt
Wilson W. Wyatt served as Mayor of Louisville and Lt. Governor of Kentucky, and was the 1962 Democratic nominee for the United States Senate. He served in President Harry S. Truman's cabinet and was the national campaign chairman for Adlai E. Stevenson's presidential campaign. He also served as Special Envoy to Indonesia under President John F. Kennedy. Along with former Governor Bert Combs, Wyatt founded the prominent Louisville law firm, Wyatt, Tarrant, and Combs. Well known in Louisville as a philanthropist, Wyatt also served a term as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Bellarmine. He died on June 11, 1996. Anne D. Wyatt was active in public affairs at the local, state, and national levels. She served as President of the Junior League and as President of the Young Woman's Club of Louisville. She died on April 7, 2001.
To honor the Wyatts' service and generosity to Bellarmine, the university dedicated the Wyatt Center for the Arts, which houses the Anne D. Wyatt Black Box Theater.