WMU News

Lewis Max Yost

Dec. 30, 1999

Lewis Max Yost, assistant professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, died Dec. 24, 1999, in Kalamazoo. He was 84.

Yost, who joined the faculty in 1968, retired in 1978. Prior to coming to WMU, he taught at Lake Michigan College and at Belleville (Mich.) High School.

He served from 1962 to 1964 and from 1966 to 1968 as advisor to a U.S. Agency for International Development project based at WMU and aimed at establishing the Technical College at Ibadan in Nigeria. Yost also taught at that college for a time.

Yost earned a bachelor's degree from WMU in 1952 and a master's degree from the University of Michigan in 1955.


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