Mr. William “Bill” R. Reaugh, CDP was past national president of the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and the AITP Education Foundation. Bill devoted a lifetime of service to the information technology profession. He was a true professional and an early pioneer in promoting education in information technology. He was one of the first DPMA/AITP members to share his efforts in promoting standards in curriculum in the community colleges.
Bill represented the interests of the Association of Information Technology Professionals on the Board of the Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals in order to further career opportunities and professional certification for those involved in the IT profession around the world. He provided invaluable leadership and service in furthering the interests of the IS Educators Conference (ISECON), thereby providing important professional development opportunities for thousands of information systems educators. Bill had a highly distinguished career as an information systems leader with Caterpillar, Inc.
Bill passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. He was the beloved husband of Gleneta; devoted father of Lauren (Simon) Mulverhill of San Antonio, Texas, and Tom (Tommi) Reaugh of Louisville, Ky.; proud brother of Jack (Mary) Reaugh of Pleasanton, Calif.; caring stepfather to Todd (Maria) Little of London, England, and David (Connie) Little of Alvarado, Texas; special grandfather to Kelsey and Christopher Mulverhill, Alexander and Cecelia Reaugh, Gaby Fernandez and Patrick Little and Linzy Poe Davis.
Bill was a graduate of Bradley University, earning an MBA in 1969. He served in the United States Air Force and retired from Caterpillar Inc. in 1999. Books and music were very important to him. He served as president of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra Board and president of the Peoria Public Library Board, as well as being active in the Friends of Peoria Public Library.
He was very active in the Peoria community throughout his life, serving as chairman of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership School, serving on the board of WTVP, as a Rotary North member and a 50-year member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
Each year Fellows are inducted in honor of their sustained, long-term, meaningful and effective support of EDSIG in its ongoing mission to improve IS Education, mentor IS students, and foster the careers of IS faculty.