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UW-Eau Claire Announces
Two Academic Staff Retirees

 MAILED:  Dec. 9, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Two academic staff members at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have announced their retirements.

Betty A. Hanson, better known as "Twink," will retire in January 2005 after approximately nine years of service to UW-Eau Claire. She is currently interim director of Educational Access Programs, which is p art of the division of Student Development and Diversity. Hanson has held a number of different administrative positions at UW-Eau Claire, including director of the Upward Bound Program, director of the Educational Opportunity Center, interim director of Student Support Services and interim director of Grants and Special Programs. She began her career as a junior high and high school English teacher and went on to hold a variety of positions involved in improving education or educational access for everyone from adult students to at-risk children and students with disabilities. An experienced and successful grant writer, she also helped secure and manage funding for many educational programs. Hanson earned a bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois University and a master's degree in school psychology from UW-Eau Claire.

Charles Rumpel, bursar-emeritus, retired in November after 34 years of service to UW-Eau Claire. As bursar for the past 17 years, he was instrumental in effectively leading UW-Eau Claire's Business Office through an extraordinary number of complex technological and operational changes. He was responsible for management of cashiering operations, tuition and fee collection, financial aid disbursement and campus loan administration and was recognized for his fair and equitable treatment of student financial issues. Rumpel also spent 17 years in Davies Center. During his tenure as Service Center manager, he moved cashier and ticket operations from a manual process to an electronic and computerized one. Later, he also managed staff in Copy Corner and the Blugold Card Office. He was responsible for the establishment of the Blugold Card Office, including the implementation of the computer systems and office procedures, and for many years was recognized as the resource for computer questions. Rumpel earned his bachelor's degree in business education and accounting and his master's degree in business education from UW-Eau Claire.

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Updated: December 9, 2004