William P. Gerberding
|William Passavant Gerberding|
|27th President of the
University of Washington
|Chancellor of the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|Born||September 9, 1929|
|Died||December 27, 2014
Irvine, California, USA
|Alma mater||Macalester College
University of Chicago
|Profession||University administrator, professor|
William Passavant Gerberding (September 9, 1929 – December 27, 2014) was an American educator. He served as president of the University of Washington, and as Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Gerberding was a professor at Colgate University, and at UCLA, where he was chairman of the political science department. He served as vice president of academic affairs at Occidental College in 1972. He was chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and executive vice-chancellor at UCLA.
Gerberding served as the 27th president of the University of Washington in Seattle between 1979 and 1995. His 16 years of service is the longest term of any president in the history of the university. He died at the age of 85 on December 27, 2014.
- Long, Katherine (December 29, 2014). "Former UW President Gerberding, dead at 85, led upward through trouble". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2014-12-30.
- "William Gerberding dies at 85; longtime University of Washington head", The Los Angeles Times, December 30, 2014