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William A. Roach

Posted April 09, 2010

William A. Roach

2010 Outstanding Alumni

Dr. William A. Roach, '57

Dr. William A. Roach, '57, practiced veterinary medicine in Killeen, Texas from 1957 until his retirement in 1994.

He served his community in various positions including serving on the Board of Trustees of Central Texas College for twenty-six years, including the first two years as an appointed member to found the college and then was elected to serve on the board for the next twenty-four years, serving as Treasurer and President of the board. Central Texas College offers on site educational courses to our United States Military wherever in the word that they serve. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Central Texas College Foundation.

He served as Chairman of the Board of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, in which he was a member for 39 years. He also served as president of the Killeen Industrial Foundation for two terms, vice-president of the Killeen Economic Development Corporation, a member of the Central Texas Council of Governments, president and founder of the Clements Boys & Girls Club and a founding board member of Vive Les Artes Society. He severed his church as vestry member and Senior Warden on several occasions.

Dr. Roach was so instrumental in his community that September 11, 1997, was proclaimed by the cities of Killeen, Harker Heights and Nolanville to be "Dr. Bill Roach Day." Other awards he has received include the Small Business of the Year Award from the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, the 1998 Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Citizen Award, and he was named a Mark Francis Fellow by the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

He continues to be involved in veterinary medicine and Texas A&M through organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students.

Dr. Roach grew up in Andrews, Texas. He and his wife Joyce have been married for almost 54 years. Together, they have three children and four grandchildren. The Roaches' own a second home in College Station and are season ticket holders for football and both men's and women's basketball. He enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

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