WMU News

Trustees approve retirements

December 11, 1998

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the retirements of two faculty members and four staff members at its meeting Dec. 11.

The faculty members retiring with emeriti status, along with their years of service and effective dates of retirement are: Dr. David O. Lyon, professor of psychology and director of faculty collective bargaining, 35 years, Dec. 31, 1998; and Dr. Kenneth L. Williams, professor of computer science, 30 years, May 1, 2003.

Staff members retiring are: John W. Beatty, director of media relations in intercollegiate athletics, 30 years, effective June 30, 1999; James R. Dean, director of dining services, 32 years, effective Jan. 18, 1999; John C. Hoppel, planner-estimator in plant administrative services, 23 years, effective Dec. 31, 1998; and Terry R. Stoken, supervisor in maintenance services, 33 and 1/2 years, effective Dec. 31, 1998.

The board also approved the resignation of Todd J. Dicker, instructor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration, effective Aug. 8, 1998.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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