William P. Gerberding


Age: 85

Summary: longest-serving president of the University of Washington from 1979 to 1995 who was credited with pushing the university into national prominence, in which about 125,000 students graduated, four Nobel Prizes were awarded to faculty, several new buildings were constructed, and also led a record-breaking $284-million fund-raising effort during  his tenure at the helm.

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: September 9, 1929

Died: December 27, 2014

Seattle, Washington