WMU News

Clayton J. Maus

Nov. 30, 1999

Clayton J. Maus, a 32-year employee who served WMU as registrar and dean of admissions and records, died Nov. 19 in Kalamazoo. He was 88.

Maus came to the University in 1942 as a biology instructor and freshman basketball coach. He was named head track and cross country coach in 1947 and held that position until he was appointed assistant registrar in 1953.

In 1955, he was appointed registrar and in 1967, he was named dean of admissions and records. He held that position until his retirement with emeritus status in 1974.

Maus was a 1933 graduate of Ohio's Ashland College and he earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1942. Prior to coming to WMU, he was a high school teacher and coach in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Maus was president of the Central Collegiate Conference in 1952 and president of the Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers in 1963-64.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mike Gary Athletic Fund through the WMU Foundation or to the Kalamazoo Lions Club.

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