Celebration of Life for former Dean of Students Bill Barr
Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Hilton Hotel 2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, CA 95207
William H. Barr passed away peacefully on March 8, 2017, at the age of 80.
Barr came to University of the Pacific in 1974 as associate dean of students, and was then promoted to dean of students. He retired from Pacific in 2001. During his more than 25 years at Pacific, he built a reputation for being committed to helping students succeed and for handling difficult issues with fairness and understanding. He developed and taught Foundations of the Helping Profession, a training class that was required for resident assistants and student advisors.
He also was active in NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) and served as a member of the Editorial Board, where he authored the article, "Toward a Human Sexuality." Born Nov. 28, 1936, in Detroit, Michigan, he earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University.
He is survived by his wife Corrie, son Earl '88 COP, daughters Michelle (Barr) Wilcox '01 BUS, Annette Fleming and Lisa Barr. In lieu of a memorial service, there will be an informal celebration of his life by family and friends in an Open House at the Stockton Hilton Hotel on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of San Joaquin.