This archived article was written by: Chad Valdez, Weber State University senior
When I heard that Bill Osborn
had left CEU, I was shocked. He
was a great leader and like all the
others who commented in the last
issue, he will be missed.
I met Bill in 2005 after being
selected to represent the CEU
Ambassadors on a July trip to
plan the year’s activities. I was
immediately accepted as one of
his own. While I might have
been struggling, his smile would
brighten my day. Bill helps students
fi gure things out on their
own. He would not give an answer
to a question, but would guide us
on how to find it.
While at CEU I was a criminal
justice club president, an ambassador,
member of the social
sciences senate, as well as other
committees. As a senate member,
we were asked to improve things
on and off campus. We addressed
many issues, but were ultimately
turned down by the administration.
After scheduling countless
appointments, we were still unable
to meet with administrators to
explain our concerns. They asked
that we help the college become a
better environment for students but
would reject our proposals.
In 2006, ASCEU President
Jesse Holt, with the support of Bill
and countless students, made noise
on campus. Things were said that
hurt feelings and may have made
A criminal justice professor
instantly became a mentor to me
but his stay at the institution was
cut short. Again, after making
suggestions to help improve the
school, he too was turned down.
It was then when I realized that
nothing would change the way
CEU was being ran.
There is only one more group
that can implement change, the
administrators themselves. If
losing “Papa” Bill is their idea of
a positive change for the College
of Eastern Utah, they are wrong.
Today I stand as a supporter of
the “Statements of Expectations”
presented by ASCEU as well as
a supporter of Bill. You will be
missed and there is a void on campus
that will never be filled.
Weber State University