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K-State Today

April 17, 2020

2020 faculty and professional staff retirees

Submitted by Faculty Senate

Dear Colleagues,

Each spring Faculty Senate, with the provost's and president's offices, hosts a ceremony and reception for Kansas State University faculty and professional staff retirees. The event is a wonderful moment to pay tribute to the faculty and professional staff who have dedicated years of service to K-State through their research, teaching and administrative service across all aspects of university life. These individuals leave a lasting legacy of excellence at our institution, and we value their contributions.

We are saddened to cancel this event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we ask that you help us recognize, honor and celebrate those faculty and professional staff who have been so central to the success of Kansas State University throughout their careers.

Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension

• John Beckman, Scott County
• Jodi Besthorn, Sedgwick County
• Larry Biles, Kansas Forest Service
• Forrest Buhler, Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services
• Sheryl Carson, Thomas County
• Carl Garten, Central Kansas District
• Gary Gerhard, 4-H Youth Development
• Bob Gillen, Agricultural Research Center — Hays
• Douglas Jardine, plant pathology
• Linda Lamb, Extension programs
• Lyle Lomas, Southeast Agricultural Research Center — Parsons
• Jana McKinney, McPherson County
• Paula Peters, Extension programs
• Dallas Peterson, agronomy
• Michael Smith, entomology
• Deanna Turner, River Valley District
• Pamela Van Horn, 4-H Youth Development
• Deryl Waldren, Northwest Research Extension Center
• Jacob Weber, Wildcat District

Architecture, Planning and Design

• David Seamon, architecture

Arts and Sciences

• Louise Benjamin, dean's office
• Keith Chapes, Johnson Cancer Research Center
• Lawrence Davis, biochemistry and molecular biophysics
• Albert Hamscher, history (posthumously)
• Don Kaufman, biology
• Peggy Matthews, physics and mathematics
• James Neill, statistics
• Charles Sanders, history
• Crystal Sapp, biology
• Teresa Schmidt, art
• James Sherow, history
• Lou Williams, history

Business Administration

• Dawne Martin, dean's office
• Bruce Prince, management
• Sondra Visser, dean's office


• Barbara Havlicek, dean's office

Carl R. Ice College of Engineering

• John Devore, electrical and computer engineering
• Bette Grauer, dean's office
• William Kuhn, electrical and computer engineering
• John Slocombe, biological and agricultural engineering

General Administration

• Carla Bishop, Division of Facilities
• Mark Edwards, Housing and Dining Services
• Jennifer Gehrt, Information Systems Office
• Royce Gilbert, Office of Mediated Education
• Jim Guest, Lafene Health Center
• Steve LaFever, Internal Audit
• Gary Leitnaker, Human Capital Services
• Lawrence Moeder, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
• Dyna O'Dea, Lafene Health Center
• Irma O'Dell, Staley School of Leadership Studies
• Robert Owens, Network and Telecom Services
• Cheryl Strecker, Office of General Counsel
• Kevin Yaussi, Information Systems Office

Graduate School

• Cheryl Polson, Graduate School

Health and Human Sciences

• Sherry Davis, School of Family Studies and Human Services
• Gayle Doll, dean's office
• Carol Hockersmith, dean's office
• Barbara Weltsch, School of Family Studies and Human Services

K-State Libraries

• Mary Bailey, Metadata, Preservation, and Acquisitions
• Luann Ingersoll, Metadata, Preservation, and Acquisitions
• Charlene Simser, academic services

K-State Olathe

• Paul Casady, School of Applied Interdisciplinary Studies
• Dean Vakas, dean's office

Technology and Aviation (K-State Polytechnic)

• Elizabeth Drescher, Polytechnic Research and Engagement

Veterinary Medicine

• Gary Anderson, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology
• Shirley Arck, Veterinary Health Center
• Steven Dritz, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology
• Michael Dryden, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology
• Richard Hesse, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
• Judy Park, Veterinary Medicine support services
• Bob Rowland, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology

With sincere gratitude,

Tanya González
Faculty Senate President
Professor, Department of English
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506