Who's Who Humanitarian

William Ronald YaDeau

Title: Associate Professor of Music (Retired)

Company: Millikin University

Location: Decatur, Illinois, United States




  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • College Music Society
  • Decatur Area Music Teachers Association (1978-present) (president, 1979-1982, 1989-1990, 2004-2008)
  • Illinois State Music Teachers Association (1978-present) (president, 1982-1986)
  • Lutheran Church Missouri State Congregation, State District Convention (delegate)
  • Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Central Illinois District (board of directors, 1991-1997, 2000-2003)
  • Music Teachers National Association Foundation (fellow, 2003)
  • Music Teachers National Association (1974-present) (board of directors, 1996-1998) (Governance Study Committee, 1993-1994) (National Executive Board, 1989-1993)
  • Music Teachers National Association, East Central Division (president, 1994-1996)
  • Music Teachers National Association, Local, State, and National Levels (47 years)
  • Oregon Music Teachers Association (1974-1977)
  • Oregon Music Teachers Association, Blue Mountain District (president, 1975-1976)
  • United Lutheran Mission Association, Commission of Governing (2005-present)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Walther Theological Seminary, Decatur, IL (chairman, board of trustees, 2010-present)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022, 2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2022, 2021)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Fellow, Music Teachers National Association Foundation (2003)
  • Listee, Outstanding Young Men in America (1981-1982)
  • Listee, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (1967-1968)

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