William J. Edgar, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, quietly shaped many lives of his studetnts and colleagues during his 36-year career at Geneseo. He began teaching philosophy at Geneseo in 1969 and served as chair of the department from 1978 to his retirement in 2005. He earned the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching — twice — in 1974 and 1976. In 2008, Geneseo named the Edgar Fellows program in his honor.
He died on Nov. 10, 2011. He was 78. Bill
will be remembered as a legendary figure who had a hand in many of the
things that make Geneseo the college it is today and for being a mentor, visionary and inspiration.