Dec. 1, 2000
Stanislaw Leja, professor emeritus of mathematics, died Sept. 27 in Orlando, Fla. He was 88.
A native of Poland, Leja had 10 years of teaching experience in Poland, Italy, Palestine and England before coming to the United States in the early 1950s. He joined the WMU faculty in 1957, just before completing his doctoral work at Cornell University in 1958. Leja retired in 1982 after 25 years of service.
He was an active member of the Mathematical Association of America, the American Mathematical Society and the New York Academy of Sciences. He served as a member of the examination committee for the annual Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition.