A free concert open to the public is on April 9 at Williams
Midkiff is retiring after 43 years of service to Williams, and Dr. Startup spent more than 35 years at WBU.
Williams Baptist College has held its last graduation as a college, before completing its transition to a university.
The Startup Chapel will be officially dedicated at WBU in coming months.
The lecture was originally postponed due to wintry weather around the state in February.
She said she is very excited to be the first signee to the Williams band program.
The lecture, entitled, “Hope for the Ocean: Christians Caring for the 71% of the Planet Underwater,” will be held on March 13 in the Mabee Student Center, beginning at 7 p.m.
Williams is targeting the Harty funds toward scholarships and the university’s endowment.