Couch spent 25 years instructing in the College of Business Management and Quantitative Methods Department. He retired in 1995.
“He played an essential part in the core group of faculty around whom the initial AACSB accreditation was built as our program was gaining prominence,” said a longtime Illinois State faculty member.
Couch was also active in a variety of professional organizations and created and subsequently taught numerous management development programs and was involved in innovative teaching and learning programs. Couch was also a die-hard Redbird and Redbirds sports fan.
Contributions in Couch’s memory may be made on the East Lawn Funeral Home website.