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Trustees approve eight retirements

March 21, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The retirements of three faculty members and five staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its March 18 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignation of one faculty member.

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: Dr. Richard G. Cooper, professor of occupational therapy, 31-1/2 years, effective Dec. 14, 2008; Dr. Norman M. Kiracofe, professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, 22-1/2 years, effective Dec. 31, 2008; and Dr. Steven C. Rhodes, director of the School of Communication and professor of communication, 34 years, effective July 1, 2009.

The staff members retiring are: Donna G. Areaux, office associate in the Department of Psychology, 20 years, effective March 31, 2008; Thomas E. Campbell, equipment operator II in physical plant-landscape services, 32 years, effective July 31, 2008; Mark Domlovil, broadcast engineer senior in the Office of Information Technology, 25 years, effective March 6, 2008; Rosemary G. Hubek, office coordinator in the Department of Dance, 14 years, effective April 30, 2008; and John D. Tucker, programmer analyst in the Office of Information Technology, 18 years, effective Feb. 4, 2008.

The faculty member resigning is: Lori Muse, assistant professor of management, effective Aug. 21, 2008.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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