Russell Lee Welch, 75, senior lecturer in the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate and Law, died April 19 in Denton. He first taught at North Texas from 1983 to 1988, when he left to open a law practice. He came back as a part-time lecturer in 1997 and became a full-time senior lecturer in 2013. He taught courses on the legal and ethical environment of business, corporation law, international law, and logistics and aviation law. He also served as the announcer at the G. Brint Ryan College of Business commencement ceremonies.
He was active in the Denton arts and music scene. He was a captain in the U.S. Army in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1968, then went on to earn his bachelor’s and law degrees from Texas Tech University and his M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.