Alumni Association selects new leadership
June 12, 2002
KALAMAZOO -- Nineteen officers, executive committee members and directors have been elected to terms on the Western Michigan University Alumni Association Board of Directors. All of those elected will take office July 1.
"We're delighted with the leadership and commitment of these loyal alumni," said M. Jamie Jeremy, executive director of the WMU Alumni Association. "We're grateful for their service to the University, its alumni association and their fellow graduates."
New officers for 2002-03
President--Julie Harris of Chicago, a partner in Diamond Cluster International in Chicago. Harris received a bachelor's degree in 1986.
Vice president--Kenneth Miller of Kalamazoo, executive vice president of Havirco in Kalamazoo. Miller received a bachelor's degree in 1969 and a master's degree in 1970.
Treasurer--Dale Tanis of Hamilton, Mich., chief financial officer/senior vice president of finance at the Irwin Seating Co. in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tanis received a bachelor's degree in 1974 and a master's degree in 1984.
Past president--Nolan Fischer of Stamford, Conn., senior consultant at Franklin Covey in Stamford. Fischer received a bachelor's degree 1969.
Elected to one-year terms on the executive committee were: Robert Doud of Kalamazoo, vice president of public affairs at Bronson Healthcare Group in Kalamazoo and the recipient of a doctoral degree in 1977; Lynn Kellogg of Benton Harbor, Mich., chief executive officer of the Region IV Area Agency on Aging in St. Joseph, Mich., and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1976 and a master's degree in 1981; Anitta Rutherford Orr of Detroit, a teacher of the speech and language impaired for the Detroit Public Schools and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1966; and Julie Shroyer of Washington, D.C., senior vice president of Wheat & Associates in Arlington, Va., and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1987.
Newly elected to three-year terms on the WMU Alumni Association Board of Directors were: Jeffry Bothwell of Chicago, an associate with Heller Financial Inc. in Chicago, and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1999; Terry Olson of Grosse Pointe, Mich., group president at Harte Hanks Inc. in Sterling Heights, Mich., and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1982; and Bettie Goodman of Flint, Mich., a professor at Mott Community College in Flint and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1963 and a master's degree in 1968.
In addition to Harris, Miller, Doud and Kellogg, directors re-elected to a second term on the board were: Carole Bullmer of Portage, Mich., a licensed psychologist in Portage and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1968, master's degrees in 1972 and 1979, and a doctoral degree in 1980; Floyd Cook Jr. of Muskegon, Mich., program engineering manager at Dilesco Corp. in Muskegon and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1964; Carol Janowicz of Plainwell, Mich., marketing and public relations director for the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in Kalamazoo and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1982; and Todd Regis of Chelsea, Mich., a union representative for Local 951 of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union in Grand Rapids, Mich., and the recipient of a bachelor's degree in 1989.
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