Edward Whalen, retired vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Houston System, died April 18, 2019, at age 82.
Whalen graduated with a degree in economics from Indiana University in 1958 (having been student body president). He then served in the Army Reserves. In 1964 he earned a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton.
That year he joined the economics department at Indiana, where he not only taught and contributed to the professional literature, but also served as Indiana University’s budget director for 20 years.
In 1990, he became vice chancellor of the University of Houston System. After retiring, he was a consultant to the national Association of College and University Business Officers and several colleges and universities. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash award from Indiana governor Evan Bayh in 1990.
Whalen is survived by his wife of more than 59 years, Joan; two children; and five grandchildren.
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