University Administration

Mr. Thomas C. Bailey (Chair)
2016-2024

Mr. Richard W. Barch
2018-2026

Ms. Patricia Caruso
2020-2028

Mr. Timothy L. Lukenda (1st Vice Chair)
2018-2026

Dr. Mark W. Mercer D.D.S
2014-2022

Mr. Randy Pingatore
2016-2024

Ms. Sandi Frost Steensma
2014-2022

Ms. Cynthia Williams (2nd Vice Chair)
2020-2028

Previous Board of Trustees

Mr. Dean Altobelli
1999-2008

Dr. Robert Arfstrom
1978-1986

Mr. Judd Arnett (Deceased)
1978-1986

Mr. Gary Benjamin
2002-2004

Mr. Douglas R. Bovin
2010-2018

Mrs. Meg Brown
1998-2006

Mr. Richard Burnett (Deceased)
1970-1973

Monsignor Louis Cappo (Deceased)
1982-1999

Mr. C. Eugene Chang
1999-2004

Dr. Barbara Cliff
2002-2010

Mr. James P. Curran
2010-2018

Ms. Cindy N. Dingell
2004-2012

Mr. Patrick Eagan
2008-2016

Mr. Harold Elgas (Deceased)
1980-1988

Mr. Arthur Elliott (Deceased)
1982-1990

Mr. Lincoln Frazer
1970-1976

Mrs. Doris Galvin
1999-2004

Mr. Jack Gingrass (Deceased)
1985-1992

Mr. Herman Glass
1970-1974

Mr. James Glass
1986-1992

Mr. William Gregory
1994-2002

Mrs. Sue Harrison
1994-2002

Mr. Frank Hoholik (Deceased)
1970-1980

Mr. Creighton Holdon (Deceased)
1970-1978

Mr. Leonard Jaques (Deceased)
1988-1996

Mr. Ed Jarvie (Deceased)
1986-1994

Mr. Ronald Johnson
1981-1989

Ms. Jenny Kronk
2006-2014

Ms. Sigrun Kuefner
1992-1998

Mr. George Lahodny (Deceased)
1976-1984

Dr. W.W. “Frenchie” LaJoie
2004-2012

Mr. Gary LaPlant
1989-1992

Mr. Scot Lindemann
2008-2016

Dr. Alice McCarthy (Deceased)
1986-1994

Mr. Michael McDonald
1992-1997

Dr. Donald McKinnon (Deceased)
1970-1980

Honorable Joanna Neale (Deceased)
1973-1976

Mr. Rodney Nelson
2012-2020

Ms. Ann Parker
2012-2020

Mr. Stan Pratt (Deceased)
1970-1978

Mr. Jack Rombouts (Deceased)
1984-1992

Mr. Daniel Rose (Deceased)
1974-1982

Mr. Charles Schmidt
2002-2010

Mr. Cory Somes
1970-1980

Mr. E. Gary Toffolo (Deceased)
2006-2014

Mr. Devereaux Trepp
1992-2006

Mr. Thomas Weiss
1990-1998

Dr. Ruthann Williams
1984-1992

Dr. Gary Wolfram
2000-2008

Dr. James Woodruff
1976-1984

Dr. Rodney S. Hanley
President
Lake Superior State University

Rod Hanley

Dr. Nafez Alyan
Vice President for Finance and Operations

Ms. Wendy Beach
Director of Human Resources, Safety and Risk

Wendy Beach

Dr. Michael Beazley
Dean of Student Affairs

Michael Beazley

Mr. Steven Betz
Government Relations Officer

Steve Betz

Dr. David Diles
Director of Athletics

Dr. Lynn Gillette
Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lynn Gillette Studio

Mr. Fred Pierce III
Dean of Admissions & Marketing

Mr. Scott Smith
Vice President of Advancement

Emeriti Faculty

Allan, Thomas A., Associate Professor of Biology (1984-2017); AS 1971, Northwestern Michigan College; BS 1973, Central Michigan University; MS 1978, Michigan Technological University; PhD 1984, University of Maine, Orono

Anderson, Melvin L., Professor of Chemistry (1969-1993); BS 1953, MS 1955, Michigan Technological University; PhD 1965, Michigan State University (deceased)

Andary, Carol, Professor of Legal Studies (1983-2016); BS 1977 Western Michigan University; JD 1980 Wayne State University; Licensed to practice law in State of Michigan 1980

Anderson, Roland A., Associate Professor of Office Administration (1969-1986); BA 1953, Wisconsin State University-Whitewater; MA 1961, Northern Colorado University-Greeley

Arbic, Bernard J., Professor of Mathematics (1967-2000); BS 1962, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MA 1967, Bowdoin College; PhD 1972, University of Wyoming

Behmer, David J., Professor of Biology (1967-1996); BS 1963, Wisconsin State College; MS 1965, PhD 1966, Iowa State University

Blashill, James R., Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Fire Science(1995-2008); BS 1963, Wayne State University; MS 1976, Michigan State University

Boger, Thomas M., Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (1981-2015); BS 1973, MS 1974, Michigan State University

Brown, Lewis M., Professor, Geology and Physics (1979-2012); BA 1965, Cornell College; MS 1967, University of Iowa; PhD 1973, University of New Mexico

Bruce, Russell D., Professor of Physical Education and Recreation (1976-1987); BA 1953, Cornell College; MA 1956, University of Michigan; PhD 1966, University of Wisconsin (deceased)

Carlson, Arthur F., Associate Professor of Physics (1947-1970); BS 1935, University of Minnesota. (deceased)

Carlson, Delphine, Associate Professor of Mathematics (1947-1969); BA 1934, MA 1938, University of Michigan (deceased)

Campagna, Carol A., Associate Professor of Nursing (1984-2001); BSN 1964, D’Youville College; MSN 1969, University of Colorado

Castor, William N., Professor of Political Science (1971-1994); BA 1951, Middlebury College; MA 1952, Columbia University; PhD 1975, University of Denver (deceased)

Chandra, Purna, Professor of Microbiology (1967-1994); BS 1949, MS 1951, Agra University; PhD 1958, Oregon State University (deceased)

Chelberg, Raymond R., Professor of Chemistry (1946-1970); BS 1926, Gustavus Adolphus College; MS 1931, University of Minnesota (deceased)

Childs, Sally A., Professor of Parks and Recreation (1981-2020); BS 1971, Eastern Michigan University; MS 1978, Northern Michigan University; PhD 1986, The Ohio State University

Cole, Wallace, Associate Professor of Mathematics (1955-1969); BS 1926, MA 1928, University of Wisconsin (deceased)

Conboy, Richard T., Professor, Political Science/Coordinator of the Center for Social Research (1988-2011); BA 1967, MPA 1969, University of Dayton; PhD 1984, The American University

Connaughton, M. Carole, Professor of Nursing (1984-1999); BSN 1956, Saint Mary’s College; MSN 1967 and PhD 1974, Indiana University

Cooper, Ronald R., Professor of Physical Education (1956-1986); Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and James Norris Physical Education Center (1976-1986); BS 1951, MA 1958, Central Michigan University (deceased)

Coullard, Collette R., Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (2004-2018); BS 1980, Lake Superior State College; MS 1981, PhD 1985, Norwestern University

Cullen, John C., Professor of Spanish (1967-2001); BA 1963, MA 1965, Michigan State University; PhD 1973, Interamerican University (deceased)

Curtis, Robert W., Professor of Engineering Technology (1955-1986); BSME 1948, Michigan Technological University; BSEd 1950, Northern Michigan University; MA 1954, University of Michigan. (deceased)

Dahlman, Marvin, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology (1952-1985); BS 1947, MS 1952, University of Minnesota (deceased)

Delaney-Lehman, Maureen J., Associate Professor/Librarian (1989-2009); BM 1975, Western Michigan University; MS 1980, Michigan State University; MLS 1988, University of Kentucky

Dobbertin, Leslie A., Professor of Sociology/Chair, Social Sciences (1972-2013); BA 1965, Central Michigan University; MA 1972, Iowa State University; PhD 1989, Michigan State University

Dorrity, Daniel T., Professor of History/Dean, College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences (1970-2014); BA 1966, MA 1967, Wayne State University; PhD 1973, University of Michigan (deceased)

Duesing, Paul R., Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1984-2013); BSME 1971, MSME 1973, University of Michigan; Licensed professional engineer for Michigan and Ohio

Duesing, Sherilyn R., Associate Professor of Mathematics (1993-2013); AS 1971, North Central Michigan College; BS 1976, Central Michigan University; MS 1998, Northern Michigan University

Duwe, Arthur E., Professor of Biological Science (1968-1991); BS 1949, Alma College; MS 1950, PhD 1953, Ohio State University (deceased)

Erkkila, John E., Professor of Business and Economics (1990-2009); BS 1970, Lake Superior State College; MA 1971, University of Windsor; PhD 1988, University of Western Ontario

Fabbri, Anthony J., Associate Professor of Computer Science (1996-2008); BA 1965, MS 1967, Indiana State University; EdD 1995, University of Louisville

Flynn, Michael, Professor of English (1961-1986); BA 1954, Central Michigan University; MA 1964, Northern Michigan University (deceased)

Francisco, Wayne H., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (1973-1983); BS 1950, Eastern Michigan University; MA 1967, MS 1971, Michigan State University (deceased)

Gaertner, Georgegeen P., Associate Professor of English (1965-2000); BA 1959, Michigan State University; MA 1963, University of Michigan (deceased)

Gaertner, Robert C., Associate Professor of Finance (1965-2000); BBA 1964, University of Notre Dame; MBA 1965, Michigan State University (deceased)

Gimpel-Kabke, Lynn M., Assistant Professor of Nursing (1992-2016); BSN 1989, Lake Superior State University; MSM 1994, Northern Michigan University

Gleason, Gale R., Professor of Biology and Department Head of Biology and Chemistry (1965-1986); BS 1950, Central Michigan University; MS 1951, PhD 1960 Michigan State University (deceased)

Gleason, Gilbert J., Professor of Biology (1961-1988); BS 1958, MA 1960, Central Michigan University (deceased)

Gregory, H. Lorraine, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Education (2003-2018); BSc 1972, BEd 1984, University of Saskatchewan; MSEd 1997, EdD 2001, Duquesne University

Gutowski, Mieczyslaw, Associate Professor of Mathematics (1984-2004); MS 1965, University of Lodz, Poland; PhD 1973, University of Gdansk, Poland

Haag, William L., Professor of Chemistry (1984-2001); BS 1961, Loras College; MS 1965, PhD 1971, University of Nebraska

Halsey, Alice I., Associate Professor of Nursing (1963-2000), BSN 1962, University of Michigan; MSN 1977, Wayne State University

Harris, Earle B., Associate Professor of English (1976-1987); AB 1946, University of Michigan; BD 1947, ThM 1964, Princeton Theological Seminary (deceased)

Harrison, Galen H., Assistant Professor of Mathematics (1963-1996); BS 1960, MA 1963, Michigan Technological University

Heyns, Terry, Professor of Fire Science (1989-2015); AB 1965, Saint Louis University; MA 1967, University of Kansas; Ph.D. 1989, Kansas State University

Howe, Margaret, Associate Professor of Humanities (1969-1981); AB 1932, Northwestern University; MA 1965, Northern Michigan University (deceased)

Hudson, John S., Associate Professor of Accounting (1970-2002); BA 1963, MA 1965, Michigan State University; MBA 1967, Western Michigan University

Hutchins, Ronald S., Associate Professor of Nursing/Dean (1997-2020); BSN 1978, Lake Superior State University; MSN 1995, Northern Michigan Michigan University; PhD 2016, Eastern Michigan University

Jemison, Eugene F., Associate Professor of Humanities (1969-1986); BA 1946, Washburn University; MFA 1948, Kansas City Art Institute (deceased)

Jennings, Richard P., Professor of Speech (1970-December 1998); BA 1950, University of Michigan; Master of Divinity 1953, Virginia Theological University; MA 1970, Central Michigan University (deceased)

Johnson, Gary R., Professor, Political Science (1978-2015); BA 1972, Augustana College; MA 1975, PhD 1979, University of Cincinnati

Jones, Charles W., Professor of Chemistry (1970-2001); AB 1954, Western State College of Colorado; MS 1957, PhD 1973, Oklahoma State University

Keller, Barbara J., Professor of Chemistry (1999-2020); BS 1977, BS 1978, Idaho State University; BS 1986 Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho; PhD 1995, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana

Kelly, Thomas M., Professor of Sociology (1971-1992): BA 1952, St. Mary of the Lake University; STL 1956, Gregorian University, Rome; MA 1964, University of Notre Dame; MEd 1979, Loyola University

Kemp, C. Ernest, Associate Professor of Geology (1944-1980); Honorary Title “Dean Emeritus” of Lake Superior State University; BS 1949, Michigan Technological University (deceased)

Kennedy, Robert E., Associate Professor of Engineering (1948-1971); BS 1932, MS 1939, University of Michigan (deceased)

Knowles, David M., Professor of Geology (1969-1994); BS 1954, MS 1955, Michigan Technological University; PhD 1967, Columbia University

Knudson, Vernie A., Associate Professor of Natural Resources Technology (1971- 1994); BS 1954, Bethany College; BS 1958, University of Kansas; MS 1959, Fort Hays State College; PhD 1970, Oklahoma State University (deceased)

Land, Roger, Assistant Professor of Fire Science (1996-2015); BS 1972, Brigham Young University; MS 1974, University of Utah (deceased)

Lehman, John W., Professor of Chemistry (1966-2001); BS 1960, McPherson College; PhD 1969, University of Colorado

Linderoth, Leon W., Professor of English (1968-2000), BA/BS 1958, Central Michigan University; MA 1960 and PhD 1966, Florida State University (deceased)

Madden, James P., Professor, Criminal Justice, Fire Science and EMS (1984-2012); BA 1971, William Carey College; MS 1975, University of Southern Mississippi

Madl, John T., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1967-2002); BSME 1965, MSME 1967, Michigan Technological University

Marinoni, Ann B., Professor; Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (1976-2012); BS 1975, Lake Superior State College; MBA 1977, Central Michigan University; PhD 1992, Michigan State University

Marken, Marzale, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology (1955-1984); BS 1948; MA 1956, University of Minnesota (deceased)

Matheson, John M., Professor of Journalism and Secretary, Board of Control (1969-1984); BA 1948, Michigan State University; MA 1965, PhD 1967, Southern Illinois University (deceased)

McCabe, John C. III, Professor of English (1970-1987); PhB 1947, University of Detroit; MFA 1948, Fordham University; PhD 1954, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, England (deceased)

McDonald, David M., Professor of Engineering (1973-2017); BSEE 1969, MSEE 1971, Michigan Technological University

McPherson-Doyle, Debra, Associate Professor of Recreation Studies and Exercise Science (1976-2016); BS 1974, Northern Michigan University, MA 1983, Northern Michigan University

Meehan, Mary Jo, Assistant Professor/Counselor (1982-2019); BS 1977, MA 1981, Northern Michigan University

Merkel, Dennis, Professor of Soil Sciences and Forestry (1986-2021); BS 1977, State University of New York; MS 1983, State University of New York; PhD 1988 Michigan State University

Mickewich, Thomas, Professor of Mathematics (1967-2002); BA 1964, MA 1967, University of Maine

Money, Robert M., Professor of History (1969-2010); BA 1953, Northern Michigan University; MA 1958, University of Michigan (deceased)

Moody, James, Professor of History (1971-2010), Instructor of History (2010-2017); BA 1959, Greenville College; MA 1960, Michigan State University (deceased)

Mullin, C. Randolph (Randy), Professor of Physics/Coordinator of the Planetarium (1969-2009); BS 1959, St. Vincent College; PhD 1964, University of Notre Dame

Myton, David M., Professor of Chemistry, Acting Dean, Associate Provost (1993-2021); BS 1980, George Fox College; MST 1991, Portland State University; PhD 1991, Portland State University

Neveu, Ruth, Assistant Professor/Librarian (1977-2016); BA 1977, Lake Superior State College, MA 1984, University of Michigan

Otis, Franklin F., Professor of Mathematics (1948-1978); B.Ed., River Falls State, 1937; MS 1948, Wisconsin (deceased)

Person, Steven J., Professor of Biology (1973-2004); B.S. 1966, MS 1968, Iowa State University; PhD 1976, University of Alaska (deceased)

Poisson, Joseph A., Associate Professor of Physical Education (1963-1976); SS 1940, Northern Michigan University; MA 1957, University of Michigan (deceased)

Ratwik, Susan H., Professor of Psychology (1977-2013); BA 1969, University of Minnesota; MS 1975, PhD 1978, University of Notre Dame

Reilly, Raymond, E., Professor of Biology and Chemistry, (1966-1990); BS 1951, MS 1951, MS 1963, PhD 1970, Michigan State University (deceased)

Samson, Gerald, Professor of Mathematics (1966-1990); BA 1952, University of Michigan; MA 1955, MS 1966, Texas A & M University

Sawczak, George J., Assistant Professor of English (1965-1982); BA 1952, Alliance; MA 1954, Kent State University (deceased)

Sawyer, Timothy J., Professor of Psychology (1976-1989); BA 1972, Northern Michigan University; MA 1974, PhD 1976, University of Nevada

Schirer, Thomas E., Professor, Humanities and Philosophy/Department Head, Arts and Letters (1984-2014); BA 1973, MA 1976, University of California; PhD 1983, Friedrich-Alexander-University

Schmitigal-Snyder, Linda, Professor of Management (1989-2015); BS 1982, Lake Superior State College; M.Ed. 1990, Central Michigan University; MBA 1993, Central Michigan University; Ed.D. 2010, Central Michigan University

Schoenemann, Shirley, Associate Professor of Education (1983-2012); BA 1966, Western Michigan University; MAT 1986, Oakland University

Schwiderson, Keith E., Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology (1976-2011); BS 1979, Lake Superior State University; MS 1981, Northern Michigan University

Shannon, MaryAnne P., Associate Dean/Professor, Nursing (1988-2011); BSN 1975, University of Michigan; MSN 1979, Wayne State University; PhD 2005, Michigan State University; Advanced Practice Nurse, Board Certified in Gerontological Nursing since 1991

Sherman, Karl J., Associate Professor of Accounting (1971-2000); BS 1965, Northern Michigan University; MS 1967, Southern Illinois University

Shouldice, Kenneth J., Professor of Business Administration and President (1965-1982); BS 1949, Marquette; MS 1951, Northwestern; PhD 1969, Iowa (deceased)

Smith, Bernard M., Professor of Behavioral Science (1966-1980); BA 1947, MA 1949, University of Louisville; MA 1956, University of Kentucky; PhD 1960, Iowa. (deceased)

Smith, Bryce E., Professor of Biology (1970-1995); BS 1952, MA 1957, University of Michigan; PhD 1965, University of Wisconsin

Speer Kirkpatrick, Nancy, Professor of Biology (1995-2016), Academic Dean-Schools of Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physical Sciences (2015-2016); BS 1972, MS 1979, and Ph.D. 1993, Miami University

Stai, Deborah K., Professor, Biological Sciences (1991-2011); BS 1974, BS 1978, Mankato State University; MA 1980, PhD 1989, Union Institute (deceased)

Stough, Bessie, Associate Professor of Mathematics (1947-1963); BA 1923, MA 1929, University of Michigan (deceased)

Suggitt, Randall G., Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science (1983-2012); BS 1976, Lake Superior State College; MA 1979, University of Montana

Thesing, Gary L., Professor of Mathematics (1971-1999), BA 1969, Saint Mary of the Plains College; MS 1964, University of Notre Dame; EdD 1971, Oklahoma State University

Thomsen, Viggo, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences (1947-1973); BA 1932, University of Michigan (deceased)

Toffolo, E. Gary, Professor of Humanities (1970-2001); BS 1958, Northwestern University; MA 1961, University of Chicago (deceased)

Truckey, John, Associate Professor of Counseling (1966-1986); BS 1958, MA 1964, Northern Michigan University (deceased)

Vialpando, Edeltraute, Professor of Foreign Languages (1967-1988); PhD 1944, Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia (deceased)

Ward, Louis R., Professor of English (1961-1981); BA 1939, MA 1940, University of Colorado; PhD 1959, Purdue University (deceased)

Weber, Charles L., Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (1970-1999), BS 1964 and MSEE 1970, Michigan Technological University

Wilson, Paul W., Professor of Mathematics (1963-2000), BS 19621 and MA 1963, Central Michigan University

Youngs, Stephen P., Professor and Psychometrist (1947-1968); BS 1930, Northern Michigan University; MEd 1941, Colorado. (deceased)

Emeriti Staff

Adams, Ray, Dean, College of Engineering and Mathematics; BS 1975, MS 1978, Nicholls State College

Arbuckle, Robert D., President, Professor of History (1992-2002); BS 1964, Clarion State University; MA 1966, PhD 1972, Penn State University

Bugbee, Thomas R., Vice President for Student Affairs/Secretary to the Board of Trustees; BA 1973, Michigan State University; MA 1974, Eastern Michigan University (deceased)

DePlonty, Stella R., Assistant to the Provost for Academic Records (1960-2011)

Fenlon, Paul T., Director of Employment Services; BS 1964, Western Michigan University

Harger, Bruce T., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost (1967-2007); BA 1966, MA 1967, PhD 1991, Michigan State University

Markstrom, Mae E., Dean of the School of Health and Human Services (1968-1997); Nursing Diploma 1959, Grace Hospital of Nursing; BA 1970, Lake Superior State University; MSN 1977, Wayne State University; PhD 1991, Michigan State University

McLain, Tony L., President (2009-2014); BS 1969, MA 1971, Western Michigan University; PhD 1986, Michigan State University

Michels, Fredrick A., Dean of Academic Services (1976-2011); BS, University of Wisconsin; MLS, EdD, Western Michigan University

Mitchell, Peter T., President (2017 2018); A.B. 1967, Albion College; MA 1968, University of Michigan; EdS 1972, Indiana University; EdD 1981, Northwestern University; LHD 2007, Albion College

Munsell, William T., Financial Aid Director (1967-1998)

Pike, Harry E., Vice President for Student Programs and Services (1969-1997); BA 1957, University of Washington; PhD 1969, Michigan State University

Tomlinson, Earl C., Director of Financial Planning and Investments (1972-1980; 1984-1997); BS, Ferris State College; MA, Central Michigan University

White, Beverly E., Director of Human Resources (1976-2011); BS, Lake Superior State College; MBA, Lake Superior State University

Youngblood, Betty J., President (2002-2007); BA 1965, Oakland University; MA 1966, PhD 1970, University of Minnesota