Vanderbilt University Board of Trust member William W. Featheringill died on Sunday, the school announced Tuesday. He was 70.
Featheringill (pictured) was an alumnus and entrepreneur who co-founded Private Capital Corp., a private investment firm. He graduated from the VU School of Engineering in 1964.
“Bill’s business knowledge, entrepreneurial vision and love of Vanderbilt provided guidance and a valuable voice on the Board of Trust,” Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said in a release. “He could look at a problem and see an opportunity — and then find a way to make that opportunity happen for the good of the university.”
Featheringill had served on the VU Board of Trust since 1998 and was a member of its executive committee from 2001-07. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday at Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Ala. Visitation will begin at noon.