Spirit of the Gift Biography Project

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

William and Rita Dyer Student Loan Fund

Upon the death of Rita Dyer in June, 1987, Wichita State University received a gift from the William and Rita Dyer estate. Mr. and Mrs. Dyer lived in Cleveland Heights, OH. In 1919, Mr. Dyer attended Fairmount College, but graduated from the University of Michigan. Their generous gift established the William and Rita Dyer Student Loan Fund. It is designated to junior and senior students in civil engineering.