WMU News

Trustees approve retirements

January 22, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved the retirements of four faculty members at its meeting Jan. 22.

The faculty members retiring with emeriti status, along with their years of service and effective dates of retirement are: Dr. Robert L. Betz, professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, 37 years, effective April 22, 2000; Mary Ann Bush, professor of occupational therapy, 25 years, effective April 30, 1999; Dr. Edgar Inselberg, associate professor of biological sciences, 33 years, effective April 30, 1999; and Dr. Lewis Walker, chairperson of the Department of Sociology and professor of sociology, 35 years, effective June 30, 1999.

The board also approved the resignation of three faculty members: Craig S. Arnold, professor of music, effective Aug. 8, 1999; Susan A. Fox, assistant professor of communication, effective Dec. 1, 1998; and Julia B. Smith, assistant professor of educational leadership, effective Jan. 4, 1999.

In addition, the board approved a leave of absence and the previously announced resignation of Keith A. Pretty, vice president for external affairs and general counsel, effective Dec. 17, 1999.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 616 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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