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Trustees okay eight retirements

Jan. 30, 2007

KALAMAZOO--The retirements of four faculty members and four staff members were approved by the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees at its Jan. 26 meeting. Trustees also accepted the resignation of one faculty member.

All 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: Charles Bruce MacQueen (change in retirement status to emeritus), associate professor in the University Counseling and Testing Center, 40-1/2 years, effective Feb. 28, 2007; Charles Stroh (change in retirement month), professor of art, 10-1/2 years, effective July 29, 2007; Phillip Vander Weg, professor of art and assistant to the dean in the College of Fine Arts, 18 years, effective June 30, 2007; and Dr. Paul Yelsma, professor of communication, 31-1/2 years, effective April 30, 2007.

The staff members retiring are: Carole J. Lint, clerk in the Department of Human Resources, 23-1/2 years, effective Jan. 31, 2007; Susan M. Papesh, F-4 cook in dining services-Burnham, 27-1/2 years, effective April 30, 2007.

Trustees also approved emeritus status for Robert M. Beam, vice president for business and finance, who announced in December that he will retire June 30, 2007, after 42 years of service.

The faculty member resigning is Lori B. Farrer, instructor of family and consumer sciences, effective Nov. 19, 2006.

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

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