Agenda Item No. _______________
Washburn University Board of Regents
SUBJECT: Faculty Personnel
At the end of the 2001 Spring semester, Dr. Donald R. Yelen will retire as Professor of the Psychology Department after 38 years of service to Washburn University.
Dr. Yelen has made significant contributions to both the Psychology Department and the University throughout his career. He has been a pioneer in developing computer teaching approaches, and writing software exercises for both statistics and experimental design. He has guided graduate students in the statistical skills required to successfully complete their theses.
Professionally, Dr. Yelen has authored numerous published articles in several psychology journals, and is a member of several professional organizations. He has served on a variety of University committees, including 34 consecutive years as a member of the Library Committee. In 1998, Dr. Yelen was honored, along with Dr. Delphine Yelen and former Dean C. Robert Haywood, by the Psychology Department with the Psycholgy Department Founders Award which reflected leadership in guiding the development of the Psychology Department to the professional and productive organization that it is today. He has also been elected to memberships in Psi Chi, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Psychonomic Society.
The title Professor Emeritus is recommended in recognition of Don Yelen's long and distinguished career and his record of 38 years of contributions to the Department of Psychology and Washburn University.
President Farley recommends that the Board honor Dr. Donald R. Yelen with the title, Professor Emeritus.
(date) Jerry B. Farley, President