WMU News

Trustees approve retirements

June 26, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- The retirements of 16 faculty members and four staff members were approved June 26 by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees.

The faculty members granted retirement with emeriti status, along with their years of service and effective dates, are: Dr. Lewis H. Carlson, professor of history, 31 years, effective April 30, 1999; Dr. Dennis E. Darling, associate professor of paper and printing science and engineering, 31 years, effective June 30, 1998; David K. Diget, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, 28-1/2 years, effective Dec. 31, 1998; Dr. H. Byron Earhart, professor of comparative religion, 39 years, effective April 30, 2005; Dr. Robert G. Humiston, professor of music, 35 years, effective April 30, 1999; Dr. Edward Jayne, professor of English, 18-1/2 years, effective Jan. 3, 1999; Dr. Robert L. Jones, assistant professor of finance and commercial law, 22-1/2 years, effective Dec. 31, 2000; Dr. Marcia Mascolini, associate professor of business information systems, 23-1/2 years, effective Jan. 15, 1999; Dr. Ruth Ann Meyer, professor of mathematics and statistics, 23 years, effective May 1, 1999; Dr. Philip P. Micklin, professor of geography, 29-1/2 years, effective May 8, 1999; Dr. Ellen K. Page-Robin, professor of community health services and sociology, 32-1/2 years, effective Aug. 31, 1998; Dr. Dale H. Porter, professor of history, 30 years, effective April 30, 2000; Dr. Uldis Smidchens, professor of educational leadership, 30-1/2 years, effective Jan. 2, 1999; Dr. Charles V. Spaniolo, professor in the University Counseling and Testing Center, 33-1/2 years, effective Feb. 15, 1999; Dr. Hans J. Stolle, associate professor of geography, 18 years, effective May 1, 1999; and Dr. Shirley A. VanHoeven, professor of communication, 29 years, effective June 30, 1999.

The staff members retiring are: Carol L. Barnett, administrative assistant in the College of Education, 18-1/2 years, effective April 30, 1998; Conrad P. Factor, plumber in the maintenance services area of the physical plant, 13 years, effective May 31, 1998; Beverly C. Janssen, utility food worker in dining services, 13 years, effective May 29, 1998; and Jacilyn A. VanOosterhout, program analyst in University computing services, 30 years, effective April 30, 1998.

Media contact: Ruth Stevens, 616 387-8400, ruth.stevens@wmich.edu

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