Dr. William Spencer

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Dr. William Spencer, Raytown High School, Class of 1948

Dr. William Spencer, 1948 Raytown High School graduate, joins his brother Donald in the Hall of Fame. Spencer is already a member of the William Jewell Athletic Hall of Fame, and brings with him an impressive
list of credentials.

In 1959, Spencer began his career with Bell Laboratories, later joining Xerox as Group Vice President and Senior Technical Officer. At Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore and Albuquerque, Spencer served as Director of Systems Development and as Director of Microelectronics, and he developed a silicon processing facility for Department of Energy needs.

SEMATECH (Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology) was proud to call Spencer its President and CEO and eventually Chairman Emeritus of the International SEMATECH Board.

Among Spencer’s awards are the Regent’s Meritorious Service Medal from the University of New Mexico, the C.B Sawyer Award, and a Citation for Achievement from William Jewell College.

Spencer is associated with several universities: he was a visiting professor at the University of California-Berkley School of Engineering, a teacher at the University of Texas in Austin, and a Research Professor of Medicine at the University of New Mexico. Spencer holds an B.A. degree from William Jewell College, and an M.S. in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Kansas State University, and now Hall of Fame status in Raytown.