(Bill) Ney served Butler University as a full-time professor for 32
years (1970-2002) and as an adjunct for nine years (2002-2011). In
1978, he founded the Speech Disorders and Hearing program, now
known as the Communications Sciences and Disorders program. He
served as head of that program until 1998. His faculty
responsibilities included teaching numerous courses in the area of
speech science and disorders but also overseeing the speech
clinic and the coordination of classes and faculty who taught
During his tenure at Butler, he served as chairperson of the
Faculty Assembly and as president of the Faculty Club. As a
student at Butler, he was involved in football (B-Man) and drama
(acting and stage crew). Ney also studied at Purdue University and
Ball State University.
His wife, Judith (Wies) Ney, M.S. '77, his son Willie, B.A. '80,
and his daughter Wendi also attended Butler University.