Joseph "Art" Jevert
June 25, 2003
Joseph "Art" Jevert, associate professor emeritus in health, physical education and recreation at Western Michigan University, died June 5 in Kalamazoo. He was 73.
Jevert, who retired in 1989 after more than 26 years, served in a variety of positions at the university, including athletic business manager, administrative assistant for athletics and director of intramural sports. He also taught and coached at the high school level in Wisconsin and in the Kalamazoo area and organized numerous state high school tournament events in basketball, wrestling and track.
The Chicago native earned a bachelor's degree at Wisconsin State University, a master's degree from WMU and a doctoral degree from Indiana University. He was active in a number of state and national organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jevert's name to the WMU Gary Fund through the WMU Foundation.