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Richard D. Snyder

Oct. 18, 2006

Dr. Richard D. Snyder, retired director of Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University, died Sept. 25. He was 74.

Snyder came to WMU in 1988 as director of Miller and was responsible for all of the facility's operations and programming. He retired in 2000 after 12 years of service to the University.

Previously, he had been a theatre planning and promotions consultant as well as the head or day-to-day director of performance facilities in New York, Minnesota and Iowa. Earlier in his career, he taught at Indiana University and was a high school music teacher in Indiana and Ohio.

Snyder earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Ohio State University and a doctoral degree from Indiana University.

There will be a celebration of Snyder's life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Miller Auditorium followed by a reception on the Grand Tier Lobby.

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

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