Trustees approve retirements, faculty personnel moves

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KALAMAZOO—The retirements of nine staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its Sept. 18 meeting.

Trustees also signed off on one faculty resignation as well as three faculty promotions, three faculty leaves and the return of three administrators to the faculty.

Staff retirements

The staff members retiring, along with their positions, years of continuous service and effective dates of retirement, are:

  • Lorraine A. Caron, announcer/producer, WMUK Radio, 22 years, effective Sept. 30, 2013
  • Patricia "Pat" Hale, office coordinator, Office of the Associate Dean, Division of Student Affairs, 18 years, effective Oct. 31, 2013
  • Deborah J. Hallock, custodian, Facilities Management-building custodial and support services, 26 years, effective Oct. 31, 2013
  • Raymond G. Hallock, carpet/tile layer, Facilities Management-maintenance services, 34 years, effective Oct. 31, 2013
  • Dr. Patricia Hollahan, managing editor, Medieval Institute Publications, 11 years, effective Dec. 31, 2013
  • Lauralee Pierce Middleton, registered nurse, Sindecuse Health Center, 17 years, effective Dec. 22, 2013
  • Kay G. Miller, assistant director, WMU-Southwest, Extended University Programs, 10 years, effective Dec. 31, 2013
  • Vickie A. Patterson, office assistant, Department of Business Information Systems, 13 years, effective Sept. 30, 2013
  • Caldin "Cal" A. Street, office associate, Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 13 years, effective July 31, 2013

Faculty resignation

  • Dr. Dave Louis, assistant professor of educational leadership, research and technology, effective Aug. 18, 2013

Faculty promotions

The faculty members promoted, along with their new positions, are:

  • Dr. Hyunkeun R. Cho, assistant professor of statistics, effective Aug. 19, 2013

  • Dr. Adam S. Kahn, assistant professor of communication, effective Aug. 19, 2013
  • Dr. Maria Selena Protacio, assistant professor of special education and Literacy Studies, effective Aug. 15, 2013

Faculty leaves

  • Dr. Susan L. Caulfield (sabbatical leave), professor of interdisciplinary health programs, effective for spring semester 2014; she also stepped down Sept. 3, 2013, as director of academic collective bargaining after six years
  • Dr. Linda H. Zoeller (sabbatical leave), professor of nursing, effective fall semester 2013
  • Dr. Quentin Smith (leave of absence), professor of philosophy, effective Aug. 18, 2013, through May 1, 2014

Other personnel moves

Three administrators are returning to the faculty. Their names, along with their administrative and teaching positions, are:

  • Dr. Walter L. Burt, interim dean of the College of Education and Human Development and associate professor of educational leadership, research, and technology, effective Oct. 1, 2013
  • Dr. Terrell L. Hodge, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of mathematics, effective Aug. 19, 2013
  • Dr. Paul Pancella, chair of physics and professor of physics, effective Aug. 19, 2013