William Wilbur gave of his time and service to the College of Business for over 27 years. He joined the Finance Department faculty in 1969. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a master’s in economics, he spent time in the business world before he realized his true passion for teaching. Before coming to NIU, he taught at the University of Texas – Austin, Memphis State University, Wofford College, and others. He had the knowledge and enthusiasm for his field of study and great respect for his students. He was nominated for the Outstanding Teaching Award by finance students in 1980 and 1984. After his retirement in 1991, Dr. Wilbur maintained a close association with NIU and the College of Business. He continued to write numerous articles which were published in professional journals. In addition he was a great sports fan and had a love of classical music.