Bill Howard grew up in Prince George B.C. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of British Columbia in 1967, a Master of Arts in 1969, and a PhD from the University of Leeds in 1974. Bill was a scholar of 19th century literature, a professor of English, and he also held many administrative positions at the University of Regina from 1969 until his retirement in 2007. He served as Head of the English and French departments, Associate and Acting Dean in the faculties of Graduate Studies and Arts, faculty representative to the University's Board of Governors, and two terms as University Librarian. Bill received the University's Distinguished Service Award for his lifetime commitment to the University, only the second person to receive such a distinction. On October 22, 2008 Dr. Thomas Chase delivered a tribute about Bill Howard to the University of Regina's Executive of Council. The full-text of the tribute is in a downloadable Microsoft Word file below.