Paul E. Williams
Paul Williams is a graduate of Negaunee High School and the only member of his family to attend college. He graduated from Michigan Tech with a BSEE in 1961 and spent most of his career in the aerospace industry with Hughes Aircraft.
Paul credits Michigan Tech with changing his life forever by creating career opportunities he never thought possible. In 2011, Paul established an endowed scholarship for Negaunee High School seniors enrolling at Michigan Tech and was a major benefactor of the new Paul and Susan Williams Center for Computer Systems Research, located on the fifth floor of the Electrical Energy Resources Center. The 10,000-square-foot, high-performance computing center was established to foster a close collaboration among the researchers across multiple disciplines at Michigan Tech.
Excerpted from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy induction ceremony program August 2012