Dr. Richard Butler, Professor Emeritus of Economics, taught at Trinity University for 34 years. During his first year Butler was assigned chairmanship of the General Education Committee during the process of developing and adopting a new common curriculum. He served on the University Common Curriculum Committee from 1982-2001. He also served as chair of the Economics Department for 12 years, was Acting Director of Urban Studies for a time, chair of Business Administration for three years, and as the founding Interim Dean of the School of Business. He retired from teaching in 2016 and as of 2020 is the University’s Alumni Engagement Coordinator.