William John Lillyman’s career at UCI spans 34 years. In that time, he has served as professor, Chair of the German Department, Dean of Humanities, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Executive Vice Chancellor. Born in Sydney, Australia, William received his undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney with honors. He then went on to graduate school at the University of Munich, Germany and Stanford University, and received his Ph.D. in German Literature from Stanford University. He has authored and edited several books and substantial essays and reviews concerning topics in German and Comparative Literature, architectural and literary theory, and architectural history from the late 18th to the 20th century. He has received numerous academic awards and honors, including the Extraordinarius Award from UCI’s Alumni Association and the UCI Medal in 2000. William is happily married to a wonderful woman named Ingeborg. They have two children and three grandchildren.