Flags lowered in memory of Ben Whitney

Flags lowered in memory of Ben Whitney

January 27, 2014


[Ben Whitney, staff member, Queen's School of Business]Ben Whitney is remembered fondly for his wit, generous spirit and commitment.

Flags on campus are lowered in memory of Queen’s School of Business staff member Ben Whitney (Artsci’95), who died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 25 at the age of 41.

Throughout his 15-year career with Queen's, Mr. Whitney worked closely with staff, faculty and students in many areas of the business school, including leadership roles with Queen's full-time MBA and more recently the Master of International Business program. In early January, Ben joined Queen's Executive Education as the Director of Strategy and Research.

Originally trained in broadcast journalism, Mr. Whitney went on to earn a degree in Political Science from Queen's in 1995 and joined the university as a staff member in 1999.

Mr. Whitney is survived by his wife, Christie, sons Benjamin (11) and Ethan (8).

Along with family and friends, the School of Business will hold a celebration of life service for Mr. Whitney on Saturday, February 8. The service will take place in Grant Hall at 2 p.m. and will be followed immediately by a reception at Goodes Hall. 

Those who wish to contribute to the family in their time of need can make contributions to a trust fund for Mr. Whitney's sons.