Alumni Association selects leadership for 2003-04
June 19, 2003
KALAMAZOO -- Thirteen officers, executive committee members and directors have been elected to terms on the 2003-04 WMU Alumni Association Board of Directors, effective July 1.
"The WMU Alumni Association is a vibrant and healthy entity because of the expertise and commitment of its national board of directors." says M. Jamie Jeremy, executive director of the association. "The loyal alumni who comprise the association's leadership generously give their time and talent, continually striving to increase the association's relevancy and service to the University and its members."
Serving one-year terms as officers will be:
President--Lynn Kellogg of Benton Harbor, Mich., chief executive officer of the Region IV Area Agency on Aging. Kellogg earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1976.
Vice president--Anitta Rutherford Orr of Detroit, recently retired from the Detroit Public Schools. Orr earned a bachelor of science degree in 1986.
Treasurer--Dale Tanis of Hamilton, Mich., chief financial officer/senior vice president of finance at the Irwin Seating Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tanis earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1986.
Past president--Julie Harris of Chicago, a partner in DiamondCluster International in Chicago. Harris earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1986.
The officers will serve one-year terms on the WMU Alumni Association Executive Committee along with new committee members Richard Annen of San Diego, attorney, who earned a bachelor of business administration degree in 1974; Robert Doud of Kalamazoo, vice president of public affairs at Bronson Healthcare Group in Kalamazoo, who earned a doctoral degree in 1977; Bettie Goodman of Flint, Mich., professor of information systems at Mott Community College in Flint, who earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1963 and a master of arts degree in 1968; and Marcia Koestner of Plainwell, Mich., vice president of human resources at CMC Kalamazoo Inc., who earned a bachelor of science degree in 1974 and a master of arts degree in 1985.
Two new directors will serve three-year terms on the board. They are Richard Bailey II of Stevensville, Mich., president of commercial banking for Republic Bank headquartered in Lansing, who earned a master of business administration degree in 1975, and Susan Hutchings Neumann of Boise, Idaho, group vice president for communication and education for Albertson's Inc., who earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1976 and a master of arts degree in 1984.
In addition to Koestner, Orr and Harris, two directors have been reelected to a second term on the board. They are: James R. McKinley, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., owner and president of McKinley Financial Services, who earned a bachelor of science degree in 1966, and George A. Rabick of Sparta, Mich., a compliance officer with Fifth Third Bank.
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