William "Bill" Lex

Bill Lex was appointed to the Library Board of Trustees in 2021 having previously served two non-consecutive terms.  He is a founding member of the Daly City Public Library Associates, served on the DCPLA Board for one term, and was author of the 2015 Library Board of Trustees Annual Report.  Bill has worked at the SFO Aviation Museum & Library since 2012 and was named Volunteer of the Year on several occasions.  He also does volunteer work for the California State Parks Foundation and practices yoga.

 Bill first moved to Daly City with his family in 1961.  While he left home for college in 1965, Daly City was always his “home base.”  He served in the US Air Force for 4 years during the Viet Nam conflict attaining the rank of Captain.  His educational credentials include an A.A. (San Francisco City College), B.A. (Univ. of California-Santa Barbara), M.S. (Oregon State Univ.), and a Ph.D. (Univ. of Texas at Austin). 

 Professionally, Bill was a flight instructor and commercial pilot in Fairbanks, AK and a higher educational administrator in Alaska, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, and the United Arab Emirates.  He retired after serving seven years as the Director of Fujairah Women’s College and as the founding Director for a separate college for men. While in Fujairah, he established an “American Corner” in the women’s college library in collaboration with the United States Embassy in Abu Dhabi.  He returned to Daly City in 2007 with his wife Diane, now a retired elementary school teacher, who taught at Franklin D. Roosevelt and Daniel Webster elementary schools in the JESD.  They have one daughter and three grandchildren, all girls, who live in Maine.