Wildenthal served at Texas State,
was longtime president of Sul Ross
Bryan Wildenthal graduated from Texas State University in 1925 and was named the school’s financial auditor. He continued in that position as he completed a master’s and a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas in Austin.
He became the university’s business manager, and served in that role until he was named a professor of economics in 1940.
During World War II, the native of Cotulla was general assistant to the secretary of the American Red Cross, serving in the Pacific.
He returned to Texas State after the war and resumed his position as professor.
In 1950, Wildenthal was appointed president of Angelo State College in San Angelo, and he held that position for two years. He then served as president of Sul Ross State University in Alpine from 1952 until his death in 1965.
The Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library opened at Sul Ross three years later.
He was named a Texas State Distinguished Alumnus by the Alumni Association in 1974.