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Trustees approve faculty and staff retirements

Oct. 29, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- The retirements of one faculty member and six staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its Oct. 26 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignations of 10 faculty members and two staff members.

Karen Seelig, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology, will retire with emerita status, effective April 27, 2002, after 34 and 1/2 years of continuous service to the University.

The staff members retiring, their titles, departments, length of service and effective retirement dates are: Patricia Duzan, administrative assistant, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, 15 years, effective Aug. 31, 2001; Barbara A. Johnston, executive secretary, Office of the President, 30 years, effective Jan. 31, 2002; Karen L. Rice, office assistant, Department of Sociology, 18 years, effective Dec. 31, 2001; Lester A. Roberts, supervisor, Fetzer Center, 32 years, effective Dec. 31, 2001; Jeanette M. Ross, groundskeeper, Physical Plant, 12 and 1/2 years, effective Aug. 31, 2001; and Janet B. Srackangast, receiving clerk, Physical Plant, 27 years, effective Dec. 31, 2001.

The faculty members resigning are: Dr. Robert J. Buck, assistant professor of statistics, effective Aug. 5, 2001; James E. Crehan, professor of aviation, effective Sept. 30, 2000; Dr. Nancy C. Cornwell, assistant professor of communication, effective Aug. 4, 2002; Dr. Deborah M. Deliyannis, assistant professor of history, effective Aug. 15, 2001; Cheryl Delk, associate academic career specialist, Career English Language Center for International Students, effective May 1, 2001; Dr. Jennifer J. Fager, assistant professor of teaching, learning and leadership; effective Aug. 1, 2001; Dr. Laura L. Junker, assistant professor of anthropology, effective April 14, 2002; Mark V. Roehling, assistant professor of management, effective June 30, 2001; Dr. Martine Sauret, assistant professor, of foreign languages and literatures, effective Aug. 5, 2001; Deboarah Spake, assistant professor of marketing, effective Aug. 3, 2001.

The staff members resigning are: Diane Russo, head coach of women's track, effective June 30, 2001; and Cathy A. Zenz, registrar, effective Aug. 2, 2001.

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

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