W.R. White Meritorious Service Award
Following graduation from Baylor University in 1968, Bill spent two years in the United States Marine Corps. Bill had the opportunity to join Baylor in the scholarship and financial aid office in August of 1973. This opportunity eventually led to serving as Assistant Vice President for Student Financial Aid.
In 1989, Bill became Dean for Admissions, Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid. It was during these 22 years of involvement with scholarships and student financial aid that Bill developed his passion and energy for scholarships and assisting students and families in meeting the costs of attendance at Baylor.
In April of 1997, Bill joined University Development as Director of the Endowed Scholarship Program. This provided the opportunity to be a part of increasing those resources that were so needed in scholarships and financial aid. In June of 2014, Bill became Senior Director of Stewardship and the Retired Professors and Administrators Program. After 44 years of service, Bill retired from Baylor University on June 1, 2018.
As a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Bill taught the 7th and 8th grade Sunday School Class for 25 years and served as President of the Congregation and Board of Directors for over 16 years. He served for six years on the Central Texas Senior Ministries Board (Meals & Wheels) and three of those years as President of the Board. Bill currently serves on the Waco Symphony Association Board of Directors. As Uncle “B,” Bill is the proud great-uncle of eleven great-nieces, and nine great-nephews.
Bill spent 44 years serving Baylor, everyday filled with great experiences, meeting and interacting with great folks, and so many that have become life-long friends. His life and career has been dedicated to serving students and families in making it possible for them to attend Baylor. He firmly supports and believes that endowed scholarship funds are one of the best investments a donor can make in the lives of students.