WMU News

Former trustee Carmody granted emeritus status

April 22, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- William W. Carmody of Shelter Bay, Mich., who recently resigned as a member of the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees, was granted the honorary title of trustee emeritus April 20 by the WMU governing board.

In a resolution, the board recognized Carmody for his "dedicated and faithful service to Western Michigan University and the people of Michigan." It also noted that Carmody had served the board as committee chair "with wit and wisdom" and that he had played a part in the presidential search process that resulted in the 1998 appointment of Elson S. Floyd as the University's sixth president.

Carmody resigned his position on the WMU board Feb. 1 after Michigan Gov. John Engler appointed him a judge for Michigan's 5th District Probate Court, serving Alger and Schoolcraft counties. Carmody, a lawyer with a private practice in Munising, had been appointed to the board by Engler in 1997 for a term that was to expire in 2004.

Carmody earned a doctoral degree in educational administration from WMU in 1976. He also earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Northern Michigan University and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He has served on the Selective Service Commission by presidential appointment and on the State Board of Accountancy by gubernatorial appointment.

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

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