WMU News

A. Bruce Clarke

Nov. 30, 1999

A. Bruce Clarke, who served the University as provost, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chairperson of mathematics and statistics, died Nov. 26 in Kalamazoo. He was 72.

Clark, who was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1927, earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1945 and his Ph.D. from Brown University in 1950.

In 1951 he joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Mich-igan and rose through the ranks to become a full professor there. He came to WMU in 1967 to take a position as professor and chairperson of the Department of Mathematics, a position he held until 1977.

In 1978, he became dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and in 1988, he was named associate vice president for academic affairs. In 1990, he was named provost and vice president for academic affairs, a position he retained until his retirement, with emeritus status, in 1991.

A memorial service is planned for 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, in Kanley Chapel. Memorial contributions in honor of Clarke may be sent to the WMU Foundation for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.


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