Trustees approve retirements
Sept. 20, 2002
KALAMAZOO -- The retirements of four faculty members and eight staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its Sept. 20 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignations of 14 faculty members.
Three of the four faculty members who are retiring are doing so with emeriti status. Their names, years of continuous service and effective dates of retirement are: Dr. Leander C. Jones, professor of Africana studies, 27 1/2 years, effective April 30, 2003; Dr. Timothy Light, special assistant to the president for internationalization and professor of comparative religion and of Middle Eastern languages, 10 1/2 years, effective April 30, 2003; and Dr. George Robeck, professor of communication, 34 1/2 years, effective Dec. 31, 2002. Also retiring is Pamela Keesler, assistant academic career specialist in the Career English Language Center for International Students, 27 years, effective Aug. 31, 2002.
The staff members retiring are: Janice K. Argue, contract
and grant specialist in Grants and Contracts, 28 1/2 years, effective
Aug. 31, 2002; Robert F. Day, custodian in building custodial
and support services, 17 1/2 years, effective June 30, 2002;
Betty MaryAnn Haws-Johnson, coordinator of the Education Library,
22 years, effective June 30, 2002; Evaline S. Marks, first cook
in Valley #3 Dining Service, 33 1/2 years, effective Aug. 31,
2002; Phyllis A. Paul, office assistant in the Department of
Public Safety, 15 years, effective Sept. 30, 2002; Shirley G.
West, office associate in the Department of Comparative Religion,
31 years, effective Aug. 31, 2002; Sandra K. Williams, second
cook in Valley #3 Dining Service, 16 years, effective July 31,
2002; and Christine G. Zimmer, director of health promotion and
education, 24 years, effective Aug. 31, 2002.
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