Excerpts: “William F. LeRoux, S.J. Endowed Chair.”

  • William F. LeRoux, S.J. came to Seattle University in 1958 as a professor in theology. He served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1977 – 82) and as an assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement from 1982 until his death in 2004. He was a much beloved ambassador to alumni and friends.
  • In November 1997, Leo J. Hindery, class of ’69, and his wife Deborah [Bailey] honored Father LeRoux for his 40 years of service to Seattle University by establishing the William F. Le Roux, S.J. Endowed Chair in College of Arts and Sciences.
  • “Father LeRoux changed my life and then helped define it,” said Hindery. “That was his gift to me, and it was the same gift he has given to countless others each day that he has been in the Society of Jesus. My gift to him is to help preserve in the memory of this great university and in the minds of students yet to come here the wonderful, incredible, generous, and caring legacy of Father LeRoux.”

Source: Seattle University