WMU News

Waddles, Krause elected to board offices

January 23, 1998

KALAMAZOO--Lori B. Waddles of Detroit and Joan H. Krause of Grand Rapids, both of whom are graduates of Western Michigan University, have been elected chairperson and vice chairperson, respectively, of the WMU Board of Trustees. Both are one-year terms.

Waddles, named to the board in 1993, has served for the past year as vice chairperson of the board. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology with honors at WMU in 1985 and a law degree at the Detroit College of Law in 1988. She is assistant general counsel for litigation at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan.

Krause, who also joined the board in 1993, is president and owner of Krause & Neis, an interior design firm in Grand Rapids. She graduated from WMU with a bachelor's degree in communication in 1972.

Other officers re-elected to one-year terms were: secretary, Betty A. Kocher; treasurer and assistant secretary, Robert M. Beam, who is the University's vice president for business and finance; and assistant treasurer, Lowell P. Rinker, who is WMU's assistant vice president for business.

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