Terri Sue Harris
March 11, 1999
Terri Sue Harris, assistant director of admissions, died March 7 in Kalamazoo. She was 40.
Harris, who came to WMU as a residence hall director in 1984 and was named acting assistant director of residence hall life in 1989. Later that year, she became an assistant director of admissions. Among her responsibilities included recruiting students from high schools and community colleges in Southwest Michigan. She worked with the Alumni Ambassadors and parent orientation programs as well as coordinating the Gold Pride Preview, WMU's largest on-campus recruitment event. She also taught workshops on time management, conflict resolution and volunteer motivation and leadership.
A former executive board member of the Administrative Professional Association, she was active in the Michigan Association of College Admissions Counselors, the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Harris earned a bachelor's degree in education from Central Michigan University and a master's degree in counselor education from Northern Illinois University. She is the mother of a son, Benjamin.
A memorial service for Harris was held March 9 at WMU's Kanley Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Terri Sue Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund at Western Michigan University through the WMU Foundation.