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Trustees approve 10 retirements, accept four resignations

Dec. 15, 2004

KALAMAZOO--The retirements of 10 staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its Dec. 10 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignations of two faculty members and two staff members.

The names, positions, years of continuous service and effective dates of retirement for the staff members concluding their careers at WMU are: Roger D. Anderson, custodian in Physical Plant-building, custodial and support services, 12 years, effective Feb. 28, 2005; Paula J. Boodt, coordinator of dissertations in the Graduate College, 35-1/2 years, effective March 31, 2005; Irene L. Bracken, director of corporate relations in the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, 10 years, effective Jan. 28, 2005; Anthony L. DeRose, director of WMU-Battle Creek, 16 years, effective Jan. 31, 2005; Diane J. East, custodian in Physical Plant-building, custodial and support services, 17 years, effective July 18, 2004; Arvon G. Farrell, manager of Physical Plant-operational services, 16 years, effective, Jan. 30, 2005; Joyce A. Fitzstephens, office assistant in University Counseling and Testing Services, 21-1/2 years, effective Dec. 31, 2004; Betty J. Flora, first cook in Burnham Dining Services, 15 years, effective March 31, 2005; Dr. Elizabeth B. Lockett, compliance investigation specialist in the Office of Institutional Equity, 30 years, effective Nov. 24, 2004; and Judith L. Peppel, office assistant in the Department of Sociology, 16-1/2 years, effective March 31, 2005.

The faculty members resigning are: Dr. Parsa Choudhury, assistant professor of teaching, learning and leadership, effective Oct. 14, 2004, and Dr. Stanley Paul, associate professor of occupational therapy, effective Dec. 10, 2004.

The staff members resigning are: Susan O'Flaherty, executive director of student services, effective Oct. 24, 2004, and Dr. Ric L. Underhile, director of health education and promotion in the Sindecuse Health Center, effective Sept. 17, 2004.

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

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