Dr. Bill Gray Retires: A Quarter Century of Service to WSU

Headshot of William Gray.

After more than 25 years of teaching in the Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program at Washington State University, Dr. Bill Gray has retired with a plan to spend more time with his wife, Manji, on his ranch in Eatonville, WA. Bill joined the ETM program in 1996 as a Lecturer while working full time at the Boeing Company. He transitioned to a full-time faculty member in 2009 following his retirement from Boeing after 40 years. Dr. Gray supported hundreds of students pursuing their master’s degree in Engineering and Technology Management (METM). “Dr. Gray has positively impacted ETM students through his teaching, advising, and mentoring,” said Todd Vanek, director of the ETM Program. “He helped working engineers and technical professionals build confidence in their management skills.” In addition to supporting students in and out of the online course space, Bill was a sage and mentor to many ETM faculty. “We’re grateful for his long service and dedication. He will be sorely missed.”