FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 15, 2002
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY REGENTS
GRANT EMERITUS STATUS TO FOUR FACULTY
YPSILANTI Four Eastern Michigan University faculty members were
granted emeritus status by the Board of Regents at its regular meeting March
Faculty granted emeritus status:
Ronald W. Collins (posthumously), provost and vice president, Academic
Affairs (1983-2001). He also was a professor in the chemistry department from
1965-2001. Collins served the University for 35 years, paving the way for vast
improvements campus-wide. He was responsible for the visions that resulted in
the University Honors Program and the World College. He established the Faculty
Center for Instructional Excellence (FCIE), the Center for Instructional Computing
(CIC) and the Center for Research Support (CRS). He created the department of
He earned his bachelors degree at the University of Dayton and his Ph.D. at Indiana University.
Mary Clare Beck, professor, University Library, (1970-1998), retired
August 31, 1998. Beck served the University for 28 years, serving on several
committees along the way. She served as chair on the librarys collection
and the librarys self-study
committee for the NCA accreditation report. She served as both the vice-chair and the chair of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters.
She earned her bachelors degree at the University of Chicago and masters degree from the University of Denver. She also had a masters degree from EMU.
James Sandall, emeritus professor, art department (1975-2001), retired
August 31, 2001. Sandall was known for his popularity with his students during
his 26 years of service to EMU. Sandall was recognized by the Detroit Institute
of Art (DIA) as a prize-winning photographer in 1975. Eventually, one of his
photographs was accepted into the DIAs permanent collection. Sandall earned
his masters degree from Arizona State University.
Warren Williams, professor, teacher education (1969-1994), retired April
26, 1994. Williams served the University for 25 years, specializing in measurement
and evaluation. He established the undergraduate course in educational technology
that ultimately led to the development of a graduate degree program in educational
He earned his bachelors degree at Hobart College and he earned his masters degree and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.