EMU regents grant emeritus status to two staff members

by Heather Hamilton, Published April 21, 2009

YPSILANTI —The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents granted emeritus status to two former faculty and two staff members at its regular meeting April 21.

To be awarded emeritus status, faculty must have served EMU for at least 15 years and be nominated for emeritus faculty status upon retirement. Staff members who have at least 15 years of service may be nominated for emeritus status upon retirement. The faculty members granted emeritus status are:

Barbara Glover, associate professor in Halle Library, who retired in 2008 after 17 years of service.  Glover, of Northville, worked as the cataloger, documents and periodicals librarian. She helped implement the Voyager system and played a major role in the move to Halle Library. As periodicals librarian, Glover led the library into the electronic era, linking the library’s catalog records to Web sites with online content. Glover also was an effective supervisor who encouraged her staff to continue learning and increase their competencies.

Glover received her master’s degree in library science from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Michigan.

Louise Jones, professor of engineering technology, who retired in 2008 after 19 years of service. Jones, of Ypsilanti, served as the interior design program coordinator for more than 10 years. In this position, Jones displayed effective leadership, and positively influenced faculty and students. Jones was recognized by her peers as a respected researcher and authored many publications. Jones also served as interim associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services from 1999-2001.

Jones received her doctorate in architecture from the University of Michigan, and both her master’s degree in interior design and bachelor’s degree in interior design and housing from Virginia Tech.

Staff members granted emeritus status are:

Carol  D. Richardson, library associate in Halle Library, who retired in February, was employed at Eastern Michigan for 20 years. A resident of Brighton, Richardson served as office manager of the largest staff operation in the library for many years. She managed the budget, monitored credits and expenditures, managed overdue accounts and billing issues, and coordinated the staff performing the library’s interlibrary loan operations. Richardson also assisted in hiring, training and supervising acquisitions and interlibrary loan staff, and student assistants.

Paul Jamieson, carpenter in the physical plant, who retired in July 2007, was employed by Eastern Michigan for 28 years. Jamieson, a resident of Saline, could always be counted on to do a professional, quality job and was often relied on for large carpentry jobs. Jamieson also was a supportive member of the University community. He attended many University sporting and theatre events.

Heather Hamilton



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