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Thompson returns to campus to discuss NSF

May 24, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Longtime Western Michigan University administrator Dr. Donald E. Thompson, now deputy assistant director for education and human resources at the National Science Foundation, will give an insider's perspective and answer questions about NSF funding issues when he visits the WMU campus in June.

Thompson's 3 p.m. presentation Monday, June 14, is open to all members of the WMU campus community and will be held in Conference Room D109 of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building on the Parkview Campus. His presentation is sponsored by the Evaluation Center and the Office of the Vice President for Research.

Reservations are requested and may be made by contacting Sally Veeder at <sally.veeder@wmich.edu> or (269) 387-5922.

Thompson began his duties at NSF in Washington, D.C., in August 2002. At the time of his departure from WMU, he was serving as vice president for research and dean of the Graduate College. He first came to the University in 1985 as associate dean of the Graduate College and director of research and sponsored programs. In 1986, he became the chief research officer at WMU. He was named vice president for research in 1989, and in 1995-96, he also served as interim dean of the College of Education. The Graduate College deanship was added to his responsibilities in 1999.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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