A. Vincent & Janet B. Weber

A. Vincent & Janet B. Weber

Vince and Janet Weber established the A. Vincent and Janet B. Weber Scholarship in Biology in 2003.

Vince Weber (1925-2008) was born in Pittsburg, PA. His wife, Janet (1924-2016) was a nurse. Most of their life centered around their family and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. They had three sons, Dirk P. (Cathryn) Weber of Clintonville, Wis., Mark S. (Rebecca) Weber of Onalaska and Todd A. Weber of Naples, Fla.

Dr. Weber thoroughly enjoyed his family life with his wife and sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. He thought La Crosse was a fine place to raise a family. He thanks his many friends including his tennis ones for contributing to his enjoyment in retirement.

Upon graduation from Baldwin Township High School, he entered the U.S. Navy in June 1943, serving as a gunner’s mate on a landing craft, an LST, for 21/2 years. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1946, he attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, earning a Bachelor of Education degree in 1950 and a Master of Science degree in 1952 in biology. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, earning a Doctor of Philosophy degree in botany in 1957.

He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in the fall of 1956, serving as professor of biology, director of the School of Heath and Human Services and associate dean of The College of Arts, Letters and Sciences over a period of 33 years. For three summers he taught 12-week sessions at National Science Foundation sponsored Institutes for High School Science Teachers at Emporia State College, Kansas.

He served on the board of directors of the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center for many years and represented the Center on the United Fund For the Arts and Humanities Board of Directors for five years.

He also served on the seven-county Western Wisconsin Health Planning Organization’s board of directors, including serving as president one year and on the 17-county Western Wisconsin Health System Agency and represented both agencies on the Governor’s Health Policy Council for five years. For two years he served as cub master and two years as assistant cub master at Emerson Elementary School.


This is a permanent endowment fund and the legacy of the Webers is their support for UWL biology majors.