Retired Professor Wilford Weber Dies

July 2, 2007

Retired faculty member Wilford A. Weber died June 28 at his home.

Weber began his teaching career at UH in 1971 as associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the College of Education. He was promoted to professor in 1974. During his 36 years at the university, Weber served two terms as the Department of Curriculum and Instruction chair. He retired from UH at the end of the spring semester.

Weber was a lead participant in the movement that developed competency-based teacher education — a design that influenced most of the teacher preparation programs in the United States, according to Robert Wimpelberg, College of Education dean.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Weber, Houston; his son, Brad Weber, and his wife, Jennifer, and their two children, Matthew and Courtney, Houston; his daughter, Kendra Weber and her husband, Robert Hawes, Los Angeles, Calif.; his brother, Clifford Weber, Pennsburg, Penn.; and his stepdaughters, Shelby Stockton, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Lesley Stockton, New York, N.Y.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to the College of Education Wilford Weber Memorial Scholarship. Contact Donna Jares at 713-743-5593 or Daintee Jones at 713-743-8653 for more information about the scholarship.

Friends attended a visitation at Settegast-Kopf Funeral Home July 2. Private burial services were conducted July 3 at Glenwood Cemetery.

The College of Education plans to host a campus memorial service in honor Weber in August, however, details have not been finalized.

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