Spirit of the Gift Biography Project

Histories of the men and women behind WSU's endowed funds

Thomas W. diZerega History Fund

Mr. diZerega was a 1953 graduate of the University of Wichita with a bachelor's degree in history. He went on to earn his law degree from George Washington University. Mr. diZerega enjoyed a long career in the energy field, serving in leadership capacities for Atlantic Richfield, Apco Oil and Northwest Energy. Mr. diZerega died in 2013. This fund serves as a lasting tribute to Mr. diZerega and his belief in the future of Wichita State University. Funds are distributed to the History Department to be used at the discretion of the department chair with approval by the dean of Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.