William W. Small, founding comptroller, first secretary of York University (1959-1966) and former vice-president administration, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 4. There will be a memorial service Feb. 10 at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. W., Toronto.
William W. Small, one of the founders of York, came to the University in 1959 as secretary to the University Board of Governors. He retired officially in 1983 as vice-president, university services, but he remained actively involved, donating time, talents and money to the University. Small was a donor to the Mature Student Bursary, the then-named Department of Athletics and several other funds established in the name of people he knew at York.
In Profiles he was quoted as saying, “I have a church background and so the concept of tithing is not far removed from me. There are many areas of need. It”s just a matter of finding your focus. I think education is one of the important elements of our society and should be supported if a person is in a position to do so.”