William W. Ecton
BS in Accounting, 1952
William W. Ecton served as Dean of the College of Business & Economics from 1976-80, after his term as the first Chairman of the Department of Accounting. The department's accomplishments over the ensuing years have attested to the quality base of outstanding faculty that he established. He was named the Outstanding Teacher of the Year by Beta Alpha Psi in 1983 and by Beta Gamma Sigma in 1984. In 1987, he was named the Arthur Anderson & Co. Professor of Accountancy and Beta Alpha Psi honored him as an Outstanding Alumnus in 1992.
A native of Winchester, Ky., Dr. Ecton earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.