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Muir, William L. (1948-) | Morse Department of Special Collections

Name: Muir, William L. (1948-)
Variant Name: Muir, Bill

Historical Note:

William (Bill) L. Muir III was born in Norton, KS in 1948.  He attended Kansas State University from 1966-1970 and in 1977 when he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration.  While attending KSU he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and later he was the chapter advisor for more than 35 years.

Prior to his work at KSU, Muir worked for the State of Kansas as a Deputy Reading Clerk and Assistant Doorkeeper of the Kansas House of Representatives (1971), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Matters (1971-1972), Financial Administrator and Special Assistant to the Attorney General of Kansas (1972-1979), and Assistant to the Governor of Kansas (1979-1987).  While working as the Assistant to the Governor he served in appointed positions such as Comptroller of the Governor of Kansas, Statewide Emergency Coordinator of Kansas, Secretary of the Cabinet of the State of Kansas, and Assistant Secretary of Administration of the State of Kansas.

In 1987 Bill Muir took the position of Director of Economic Development with the Kansas State University Foundation.  In 1990 he became the Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.  In 1991 he became the Assistant to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Director of Community Relations.  He was promoted in 2002 to the Assistant Vice President for Community Relations at Kansas State University.  While serving at Kansas State University he was a member of the Union Governing Board, Campus Planning and Development Committee, Parking Council, and as the administrative representative to the student senate for 18 years.

Bill Muir retired in 2011.

Sources: Faculty files and internet sources.
Note Author: James Smith

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