Remembering Charlie O’Neal, Longtime Faculty Member in Florida

| July 9, 2014

The Webster University community extends condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Charlie O’Neal, who passed away over the weekend.

O’Neal was a faculty member in the Business and Organizational Security Program and, as mentor, developed this program and some interesting new electives at both Orlando campuses. He was a beloved faculty member at the Merritt Island and Orlando campus locations.

“Charlie O’Neal was a remarkable person,” said Kate Wiles, regional academic director, in a notice to faculty and current students. “He was both a gifted and passionate instructor and loved by his students for his expertise and sense of humor. He was overwhelmingly excited about a new degree program, which we will be offering in the near future:  an M.A. in Cybersecurity.”

O’Neal had nearly 50 years of experience performing a wide variety of law enforcement, security, anti-terrorism, intelligence, counterintelligence, and computer security functions, including informational assets to ensure America’s continued capability for manned space flight.

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  1. Deborah Straubinger says:

    Charlie was so passionate about Webster and his students. He told the best stories and I will miss seeing him on campus. God bless!

  2. Roger that! As Charlie would say. Charlie was one of the most vibrant and positive people I’ve ever known and a great asset to Webster University. He was a true gentleman and expert in his field. We miss him.

  3. Pat O'Neal-Wiseman says:

    I wish to offer a special thank you to Webster University and to the many colleagues that Charlie worked with throughout the years. As Charlie’s sister, he has shared things with me about how proud he was to be an adjunct professor and share his knowledge about security management and all that it entails. He was extremely passionate about his courses and, most especially, his students. Charlie had an amazing journey throughout his life and his knowledge and experience will live on through his students. Thanks so much for being a part of Charlie’s life. So as my brother would say and it even holds true in his late life, “not everything is as it appears” and “don’t just look….see!”