Mr. John Williams, a lifelong resident of Indiana, until recently retiring to Florida, was born in Lafayette, Indiana to the late Everett and Kathryn Williams on March 30, 1940. He attended Delphi Elementary and graduated from Delphi High School in 1958. He graduated from Purdue University in 1968 with a B.A. Degree in Agricultural Economics.
Mr. Williams worked for Purdue University and Indiana University as a Campus Auxillary Services Director from 1968 until he retired in 2000. During his 32 years with the University he was Director of Campus Bookstore, Mailing, Printing, Food, Copying, Childcare and Telecommunication Services. In addition to his distinguished career with Purdue and Indiana University, he was also a long-time member of In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA). John was well known within the industry. He served the association in many capacities, holding the positions of IPMA’s President, Past President, Vice President, Certification Chairperson and various other Board, Regional, Chapter and committee positions. In 1994 he was awarded the honor of IPMA’s Fellow Member. At the time, this prestigious honor had only been granted eight times in the 30-year history of the association.
Mr. Williams dedicated his career and service to many professional and civic organizations such as: College and University Mail Services Association (CUMSA), National Postal Customers Council Association of College and University Telecommunication Administrators (ACUTA), National Association of College Stores (NACS), National Association College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), National Association of College and University Auxiliary Services (NACUAS).
Mr. Williams also dedicated many years of civic service to the Salvation Army of Indiana as a Board Member and devoted volunteer. He was also a member of the Indianapolis Universal Club and served on the Board of Trustees for Speedway Baptist Church.