Trustees approve 24 faculty and staff retirements
May 3, 2007
KALAMAZOO--The retirements of six faculty members and 18 staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its April 27 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignations of four faculty members and five staff members.
All of the faculty members who are retiring are doing so with emeriti status. Their names, positions, years of continuous service and effective dates of retirement are: Robert J. Aardema, associate professor of aviation science, 27-1/2 years, effective Dec. 16, 2007; Eileen W. Buckley, faculty specialist I-professional specialist in family and consumer sciences, nine years, effective Aug. 13, 2007; Stuart J. Dybek, professor of English, 32-1/2 years, effective Feb. 28, 2007; Dr. Gerald Hardie, professor of physics, 43 years, effective April 30, 2008; Dr. Subhash R. Sonnad, professor of sociology, 44 years, effective June 30, 2007; and Dr. Radu Teodorescu, master faculty specialist-professional specialist in mathematics, 19 years, effective Dec. 31, 2008.
The staff members retiring are: Yvonne W. Asken, director
of campus planning, 17-1/2 years, effective May 31, 2007; Patricia
A. Banks, medical technologist in the Sindecuse Health Center,
The faculty members resigning are: Elaine D. DeRoover, faculty specialist I-clinical specialist in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, effective Aug. 12, 2007; Dr. Jay C. Means, professor of chemistry and of biological sciences, effective July 4, 2007; Dr. Frances L. Ramos, assistant professor of history, effective Aug. 8, 2007; and Jay W. Waalkes, faculty specialist II-aviation specialist in the College of Aviation, effective March 11, 2007.
The staff members resigning are: Deborah Bartholomew Juarez, office associate in WMU Dining Services, effective March 2, 2007; Katherine C. Branch, supervisor of nursing in the Sindecuse Health Center, effective May 4, 2007; April S. Kooiman, office coordinator in the Office of Student Conduct, effective March 9, 2007; Dr. Curtis N. Swanson, interim chair of aviation sciences, effective June 30, 2007; and Dr. Jay A. Wood, associate vice president for academic affairs and director of academic collective bargaining and contract administration, effective June 30, 2007.
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