Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

The Academy of
Geological and Mining
Engineering and Sciences

William J. Rundle

William J. Rundle  '37
Inducted into the Academy 1995

Retired Vice President
Cyprus Mines Corporation

William Rundle graduated with honors in Mining Engineering from MTU and received his MS in Mining Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1950.
After graduation, he held many positions with various mining companies before becoming an Associate Professor of Mining Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1946.  He joined Cyrpus Mines in 1955 as a mining engineer and climbed the ranks to the position of Vice President during his 23 years with the corporation.  He was General Manager of Arizona Mines, and Director of Mt. Goldsworthy Mining, Western Australia.

He was a past president of Arizona Mining Association and is a member of the Catalina Rotary, Tucson; Habitat for Humanity, Tucson; past chairman of the Board of Trustees and Life Trustee, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson; member and past Ruling Elder, St. Marks Presbyterian Church; Board of Trustees, Tucson Housing Foundation and several civic and service organizations.   He is a member of AIME and was honored with the MTU Board of Control Silver Medal in 1977.  He is also a member of the MTU Presidents Club.

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