WMU News

DeNooyer and Pero appointed to Board of Trustees

May 3, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Michigan Gov. John Engler announced that he has appointed two new people to serve on the WMU Board of Trustees.

Sarah DeNooyer of Kalamazoo and Dan Pero of Dimondale, Mich., will begin serving eight-year terms on the board and are expected to be sworn in May 30 at the trustees' next regular meeting.

DeNooyer is a lifelong area resident who has been actively involved with the Third Christian Reformed Church, Kalamazoo Christian Schools, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and the Guidance Clinic of Kalamazoo. A 1981 graduate of Michigan State University, she served as a clothing buyer for Kalamazoo's Redwood & Ross from 1981 to 1985. She replaces Joan Krause of Grand Rapids, Mich., whose term has expired.

Pero previously served as a WMU trustee in 1997 until relocation to Florida caused him to step down. He is a partner in the Lansing-based public relations firm Sterling Corp. Previously, he was managing director for the Michigan office of public relations firm Weber-Shandwick Worldwide and vice president for Eckerd Corp., a national retail drug firm with headquarters in Florida. Prior to his work in the private sector, the 1973 WMU alumnus was Gov. Engler's chief of staff. He also is a member of the Pontiac Stadium Building Authority and a past member of the Michigan Judicial Commission. He replaces George Franklin of Kalamazoo, whose term has expired.

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

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