Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

Twelve UW-Eau Claire classified staff members announce retirements

RELEASED: Dec. 15, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — Twelve members of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire classified staff have recently retired or have announced their upcoming retirement.

Michael Alred, a printing services supervisor in Printing Services, retired after 10 years of service to UW-Eau Claire. He was responsible for the operations of convenience copying, duplicating services, off-campus printing and the University Copy Corner. Prior to his employment at UW-Eau Claire, Alred served as a print manager at New Mexico State University, the University of Montana and the University of North Dakota.

Linda Dodge, an academic department associate in political science, will retire after 36 years of service. She also worked in several other departments, including music and theatre arts, Career Services, social work and sociology, and served on the Parking Appeals Committee.

Larry Green, HVAC/refrigeration specialist in the Mechanical Maintenance Shop, will retire after 10 years of service. Prior to his employment UW-Eau Claire, he worked at the Jackson Correctional Institution, the Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution and the Northern Wisconsin Center for the Developmentally Disabled.

Dale Goshaw, Custodial Services, retired after 29 years of service as a custodian. He worked in the Physical Plant, Housing and Residence Life and Facilities Planning and Management. Prior to his employment at UW-Eau Claire, Goshaw was employed as a building maintenance helper for University Hospital in Madison.

Nancy Jackson, dean assistant in the College of Business, retired after 46 years of service. She assisted the dean with special programs, events and activities, scheduled appointments and prepared budgets. Jackson also worked in the music and theatre arts and psychology departments prior to her appointment in the College of Business.

Janna Johnson, university services program associate for the University Honors Program, will retire after 31 years of service. She also worked in accounting and finance, economics and chemistry departments, Records and Registration, Parking Services, Public Safety and Academic Affairs. Prior to her employment at UW-Eau Claire, Johnson worked in Student Services at UW-Stout.

Patricia Kapanke, a university services associate in Continuing Education, retired after 17 years of service. She also worked in the biology department and in Facilities Planning and Management. Before joining the UW-Eau Claire staff, Kapanke worked at the Northern Center as a program assistant.

Dennis Kegel, an administrative telecommunications specialist in Learning and Technology Services, recently retired. He was responsible for all activities related to the maintenance of the campus telephone system as well as the campus data communications/network infrastructure. Prior to his employment at UW-Eau Claire, Kegel worked for Orius and SBC/Ameritech.

Carol Lamirande, university services program associate in Recreation and Sport Facilities, will retire after 28 years of service. She was responsible for administrative support, coordination of the National Youth Sports Program and other programs, and guiding support staff. She served in the department of Student Affairs before transferring to Recreation. Prior to working at UW-Eau Claire, Lamirande was employed by the Department of Health and Social Services in the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Rexann Lemke, a lieutenant with the University Police, retired after 19 years of service. She started as an officer in August 1990 and was promoted to campus police supervisor in December 1991. In 1995 Lemke became a sergeant, and in 2005 was promoted to lieutenant. She supervised police and security officers, conducted investigations and managed recruiting. Prior to joining the UW-Eau Claire staff, she was a police officer at UW-Madison and UW-River Falls.

Charles Pederson retired from University Recreation and Sport Facilities after 33 years of service. He started as a recreation room attendant. In 1988 he was promoted to maintenance mechanic 3, and in 2006 became a facilities maintenance specialist advanced. Some of his responsibilities included mechanical, electrical and electronic operation of the bowling machines and related equipment, inspections and preventive maintenance of equipment, and training mechanics under his direction.

Ronda Swansen, a university services associate in Recreation and Sport Facilities, will retire after working at UW-Eau Claire since 1968. Some of her job responsibilities included providing support for recreation programs like the National Youth Sports Program, scheduling appointments and assisting with the production of publicity and promotional items. Swansen also worked in several other departments, including music and theatre arts, Human Resources and special education.

-30-

RD/DW

Back to:
Current year's news releases

All news releases
News and information home

 

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.