Faculty and staff retirements approved
March 25, 2002
KALAMAZOO -- The retirements of eight faculty members and six staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its March 22 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignations of six faculty members.
All of the faculty members who are retiring are doing so with emeriti status. Their names, years of continuous service and effective dates of retirement are: Dr. James W. Burns, professor of teaching, learning and leadership, 34 1/2 years, effective Dec. 27, 2002; Dr. John R. Cooley, professor of English and environmental studies, 34 1/2 years, effective Jan. 1, 2003; Dr. Clifford O. Davidson, professor of English and medieval studies, 37 1/2 years, effective Jan. 1, 2003; Dr. Stephanie A. Gauper, professor of English; 35 years, effective April 2006; Dr. David Hargreave, associate professor of environmental studies, 33 1/2 years, effective Dec. 31, 2002; Dr. Ben C. Pinkowski, professor of computer science, 18 1/2 years, effective Dec. 30, 2003; John F. Shaw, head coach of men's track and cross country and associate professor of health, physical education and recreation, 32 years, effective June 30, 2002; and Dr. Roger M. Zabik, professor of health, physical education and recreation, 35 1/2 years, effective Dec. 31, 2002.
The staff members retiring are: Betty Alene Markillie, receptionist, School of Music, 14 years, effective April 30, 2002; Veronica Munn, utility food worker, dining service, 11 1/2 years, effective April 30, 2002; Keith Paul, licensed refrigeration repair person, Physical Plant, 15 1/2 years, effective March 31, 2002; Tamara L. Porter, budget officer, Office of University Budgets, 33 years, effective April 30, 2002; David W. Rice, environmental control person, Physical Plant; 36 years, effective March 31, 2002; and Maxine C. Robb, finance analyst, Evaluation Center, 11 years, effective April 28, 2002.
The faculty members resigning are: Dr. Joyce C. Anderson, instructor of nursing, effective Dec. 23, 2001; Michael R. Beeston, academic career specialist in the College of Aviation, effective Nov. 11, 2001; Dr. E. Jane Davison, assistant professor of educational studies, effective Dec. 9, 2001; Dr. Luis R. Gamez, associate professor of English, effective Dec. 21, 2001; Tony R. Jenner, academic career specialist in the College of Aviation, effective Jan. 29, 2002; Dr. Robert J. Seward, academic career specialist in the College of Aviation, effective March 29, 2002.
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