William W. Henderson graduated from Brigham Young College in Logan in 1903. He did graduate work at the University of Chicago and completed his master’s degree at Cornell University. He taught zoology at Brigham Young College in Logan.
“Henderson was selected to succeed Principal McKendrick in 1910 because of his experience as an assistant to the president of the Logan school and because of the personal efforts of David O. McKay.” (John Sillito, Weber State College … A Centennial History, “Weber’s Principals and Presidents,” 1988)
As principal, Henderson was known for building lasting relationships with students, faculty and the community. After his four years of service at Weber, he became president of Brigham Young College.