Emeritus status for three retired University of Findlay faculty members and one dean was granted during the June 2016 Board of Trustees meeting.
Earning the appointments were Micheal Anders, Ph.D.; Paula Wolper; Anne Albert; and Donald Stansloski, R.Ph., Ph.D.
Anders, who retired this year but will still teach some courses, served as the College of Liberal Arts’ professor of music for 35 years. He also conducted UF’s Concert Chorale and University Singers, was instrumental in helping to launch the Donnell Broadway Concert Series which brings internationally acclaimed performers to UF for performances and master classes; and directed numerous campus musicals. He is the recipient of the University’s Founders Award for Academic Excellence and the Elizabeth and Professor Shiv Kumar Gupta Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Area of Fine Arts.
Wolper, who began her UF career in 2001, was assistant professor of the Hospitality Management Program and director of Oiler Enterprises. She, along with her husband John Wolper, Ed.D., spent several years building the program into a premier educational offering. Part of that included the student-run Village Café, which served delicious meals to the campus and public that were planned, prepared and served by hospitality management majors. Wolper also advised the Hospitality Management Club and initiated Christmas on Campus.
Albert served as an assistant professor of mathematics, joining the faculty at then Findlay College in 1979. She taught more than 23 distinct courses in math and developed 14 of them. She was known for using a wide variety of technology, from graphing calculators to various software packages, in the classroom. Over the years she gave 31 presentations at numerous venues, and was the principal or co-principal investigator on six awarded grants. Her ultimate project before retiring was an analysis of five years of data titled, “Efficacy of Mathematics Placement and Math Prerequisites.” As the math department’s historian, she researched the progress of mathematics at UF from 1886 to the present, resulting in a publication for the centennial celebration of the Mathematical Association of America and for the Ohio chapter of that same professional organization. Additionally, she was the college’s faculty chair during the 2012/2013 academic year, and was co-director of mathematics from 1997 to 2009.
Dean Emeritus status was granted to Stansloski, the founding Dean of the University of Findlay College of Pharmacy. He came to UF in 2004 and was the driving force in establishing the first new college of pharmacy in Ohio in more than 100 years. He worked with former UF President DeBow Freed and other administrators to establish appropriate facilities, the hiring of faculty and staff, formulate curriculum, and accredit the program with necessary organizations. College of Pharmacy Dean Debra Parker, PharmD, BCPS, called Stansloski’s impact to the University “tremendous.” He continues to serve on the College of Pharmacy’s advisory board and the university as a whole as a consultant focused on expanding interprofessional educational activities with the College of Health Professions and the College of Pharmacy.