Boston University Dean Takes Charles River Plunge

Published May 6, 2011

You can call Boston University Dean of Students Kenneth Ellmore a man of his word.

Ellmore made good on a pledge he made to jump into the Charles River if the class of 2011 was able to reach a goal of 2,011 donations to its class gift in time for commencement on May 22.

Although this year’s graduating class has yet to hit that benchmark, Ellmore, tuxedo and all, took the plunge today after the class of 2011 set a university record of finding more than 1,600 donors.