Agenda Item No. V. B. 4. b.

Washburn University Board of Regents





SUBJECT: Faculty Personnel



DESCRIPTION:



At the end of the Spring 2002 semester, Dr. William Langdon will retire as Associate Professor of the Department of International Studies, and Director of the Institute for International Programs after 38 years of service to Washburn University.



Dr. Langdon joined the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages as an Instructor in 1964. He was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1967 and Associate Professor in 1984. He served as Department Chair from 1983 to 1999. He was appointed as Director of the Institute of International Programs in 1987 where his hard work has offered faculty and students the opportunity to experience travel and study abroad. Due to his efforts, Washburn now has a number of agreements with universities abroad. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Langdon has served on numerous university committees. He also served for many years as Grand Marshal for university commencements through May 2000.



The title Associate Professor Emeritus is recommended in recognition of William Langdon's long and distinguished career, for his contributions and leadership as department chair, and for his record of 38 years of contributions to the Department of International Programs and Washburn University.





FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS:



None

RECOMMENDATION:



President Farley recommends that the Board honor Dr. William Langdon with the title, Associate Professor Emeritus.





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(date) Jerry B. Farley, President


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