WMU News

Trustees OK retirements

July 12, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The retirements of one faculty member and four staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its July 6 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignations of four faculty members.

The faculty member who is retiring is doing so with emeritus status. His name, years of continuous service and effective date of retirement is Dr. Jeffrey B. Gardiner, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, 31-1/2 years, effective Jan. 2, 2002.

The staff members retiring are: Clara M. Bizzell, a custodian in Physical Plant-Building Custodial and Support Services, 17-1/2 years, effective Aug. 31, 2001; Robert E. Haner, a painter in Physical Plant-Maintenance Services, 31-1/2 years, effective June 30, 2001; David A. Mahieu, a supervisor in Physical Plant-Maintenance Services, 22-1/2 years, effective Sept. 30, 2001; and Thomas K. Pfau, a laboratory assistant in the Department of Chemistry, 30-1/2 years, effective July 31, 2001.

The faculty members resigning are: Dr. Robert S. Hafner, associate professor of science studies, effective Aug. 5, 2001; Dr. Johnathon Monaghan, associate professor of history, effective Aug. 5, 2001; Dr. Theresa M. O'Halloran, assistant professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, effective Aug. 10, 2001; and Dr. Camille K. Vande Berg, associate professor of foreign languages and literatures, effective Aug. 5, 2001.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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