Honoree

William F. Ryall

AWARDS

IUS Chancellor's Medallion (2014)
IUS Chancellor's Medallion
Location: New Albany

BIOGRAPHY

Bill Ryall worked as a teacher and administrator for the Department of Defense Overseas Schools in Europe. He and his wife Marty and children lived in Germany, Norway, England, and Belgium for 30 years before returning home to Indiana in 1995. A retired Army Colonel with a total of 38 years of active and reserve duty, he is a graduate of the Infantry School, Command & General Staff College, and the Army War College. In 1996 he joined IU Southeast as an adjunct professor of Education and the coach of the varsity women's and men's tennis teams. He transformed the IU Southeast women's tennis team into a NAIA national powerhouse winning 11 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, 4 NAIA Region XII championships, and three trips to the National championships. Bill holds BS and MS degrees from Indiana University in History and Education. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of New Albany, having served as club President, International Service Chair for club and district, Assistant Governor, and was the District Governor in 2008-2009.