This program was initiated by the 50 Year Club as the Senior Scholar Program. The University Faculty with the leadership of former Academic Vice President Steve Stahl and Father Fleming suggested a change of name to Alumni Scholar in Residence in order to not limit the choices to senior alumni. The scholar will be a visiting professor to the University for up to one week and all expenses will be donated by the scholar. Activities include lecture/discussions in classes that the scholar has experience and an evening forum on a topic of public interest. The surrounding community, alumni, students and faculty are all invited to attend the evening public forum. A committee composed of alumni and faculty will make recommendations to the WJU administration of the individuals who will be considered as future Alumni Scholars.