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Trustees approve retirements

May 5, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The retirements of two faculty members and eight staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its May 2 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignations of three faculty members.

Both of the faculty members who are retiring are doing so with emeriti status. Their names, positions, years of continuous service and effective dates of retirement are: Dr. DeWayne Anderson, chair and professor of teaching, learning and educational studies, 21 years, effective Aug. 31, 2008, and Dr. Gary E. Bigelow, associate professor of Spanish, 30-1/2 years, effective Dec. 15, 2008.

The staff members retiring are: Judith A. Garrison, coordinator of interlibrary loan in University Libraries, 31 years, effective May 4, 2008; Sue H. Green, coordinator of Bernhard Center programming, 39-1/2 years, effective May 4, 2008; Alice F. Krepel, custodian in physical plant-building, custodial and support services, 14-1/2 years, effective June 30, 2008; Jack H. Roach, electrician in physical plant-maintenance services, 35-1/2 years, effective April 30, 2008; Ronald Stewart, women's basketball head coach in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, 11 years, effective April 30, 2008; Jan G. Tiderington, academic advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences' advising office, 14 years, effective July 17, 2008; Barbara A. Vilenski, administrative assistant in the Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging, 30 years, effective June 30, 2008; and Patricia M. Willis, head salad maker in dining services-Davis, 21-1/2 years, effective March 31, 2008.

The faculty members resigning are: Dr. James E. Carr, professor of psychology, effective Aug. 15, 2008; Dr. Linda A. LeBlanc, associate professor of psychology, effective Dec. 31, 2008; Dr. Tina Mason-Hall, Faculty Specialist I-Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, effective July 18, 2008.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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