Trustees approve retirements
July 16, 2003
KALAMAZOO -- The retirements of seven faculty members and five staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its July 16 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignations of 11 faculty members and two staff members.
Six of the faculty members who are retiring are doing so with emeriti status. Their names, years of continuous service and effective dates of retirement are: JoNina M. Abron, associate professor of communication, 13 1/2 years, effective Dec. 30, 2003; Arthur W. Hoadley, professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering, 28 1/2 years, effective April 11, 2004; Dr. Elise B. Jorgens, interim provost and formerly dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, 26 1/2 years, effective June 8, 2003; Dr. Robert R. Laing, professor of mathematics, 33 years, effective June 30, 2003; Dr. Edward J. Mayo, professor of marketing, 22 years, effective Aug. 8, 2004; and Dr. Thomas Sill, associate professor of communication, 36 1/2 years, effective April 30, 2004.
The other retiring faculty member is Kathi Fuller, faculty specialist II in the School of Community Health Services, 12 years, effective June 30, 2003.
The staff members retiring are: Steven T. Berger, coordinator of aviation compliance and logistics in the College of Aviation, 32 years, effective May 31, 2003, (new retirement date); Frances J. Jess, utility food worker in Dining Services, 12 1/2 years, effective June 30, 2003; David D. Lake, a custodian in Building, Custodial and Support Services, 29 1/2 years, effective May 31, 2003; Richard L. Piper, director of logistical services, 31 1/2 years, effective May 30, 2003; and Sarah Williams, a custodian in Building, Custodial and Support Services, 12 1/2 years, effective June 30, 2003.
The faculty members resigning are: Wendy L. Babcox, assistant professor of art, effective Aug. 3, 2003; Dr. Steven T. Benfell, assistant professor of political science, effective Aug. 3, 2003; Scott A. Bristol, aviation specialist in the College of Aviation, effective March 30, 2003; Dr. Timothy Diamond, associate professor of sociology, effective Aug. 3, 2003; Dr. Ruth A. Ervin, associate professor of psychology, effective Aug. 3, 2003; Dr. Michael K. Kinyon, associate professor of mathematics, effective April 14, 2003; Dr. Tracey Mabrey, associate professor of social work, effective Aug. 3, 2003; L. Scott Marsh, associate professor of dance, effective June 22, 2003; Dr. Susanne Mrozik, assistant professor of comparative religion, effective Aug. 3, 2003; Dr. Haesun Park, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences, effective Aug. 3, 2003; Dr. Mary C. Schutten, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, effective Aug. 3, 2003.
The staff members resigning are: James Barrowman, chief JOC instructor in the College of Aviation, effective May 30, 2003, and Robert McCullum, head men's basketball coach, effective April 20, 2003.
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