Siblings Christy V. Klim (BSN ’78) and Richard A. Wilson have made gifts to establish the Richard C. Wilson Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of their father, the late Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Operations Engineering Richard C. Wilson (PhD ’61). Their gifts qualify for the University’s Third Century Matching Initiative and the fund will provide need-based support to undergraduates in the College of Engineering.
Professor Emeritus Wilson retired from the University in 1984 after a distinguished career of nearly 30 years on the College of Engineering faculty. He served as chair of the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering from 1973-1977, during which time the department was first recognized as one of the nation’s top industrial engineering departments. He also served a term as associate dean, twice as acting department chair, and as an elected faculty representative to the College’s executive committee from 1978-1982.