Memorial Resolutions

The Office of the Secretary of the Faculty will work with the deceased faculty member’s department chair to identify a memorial resolution committee. The memorial will be presented at a Faculty Senate meeting and the document kept as a historical record of the professor’s contributions to the university. Please contact Gideon Elliott to schedule the presentation. Faculty Senate meets on the first Monday of the month February-May and October-December at 3:30 pm in 272 Bascom Hall.

The memorial resolution committee should provide the following to Gideon Elliott approximately two weeks in advance of the Faculty Senate meeting presentation.

  • Memorial resolution (two page maximum single-spaced)
  • One hundred word abstract (one minute presentation to be read by one of the committee members)
  • Photograph of faculty member
  • Names of faculty member’s next of kin who may be invited to attend the Faculty Senate meeting

Eligibility for a Memorial Resolution:

  • Granted emeritus status and held a faculty title at the time of retirement (professor, associate professor, assistant professor). Faculty who held an administrative title at the time of retirement must have served as a faculty member prior to holding administrative positions in order to be eligible.
  • Passed away with an active appointment with one of those titles.

New Memorial Resolutions since 1988

wdt_ID Senate doc no Name Date of Birth Date of Death Home Department secondary home department
1 2824 Bringe, Allan, Professor Emeritus 1935 2018 Dairy Science
2 2825 Karpat, Kemal, Professor Emeritus 1923 2019 History
3 2826 Sykes, William Stuart 1930 2019 Anesthesiology
4 1386 Matthews, Charles G. 1930 1988 Neurology
5 2790 Dretske, Fred, Professor Emeritus 1932 2013 Philosophy
6 2791 Barresi, Anthony, Professor Emeritus 1978 2017 Choral Music Education
7 2792 Boom, Roger Wright, Professor Emeritus 1923 2018 Engineering
8 2793 Baughman, James L. 1952 2016 Journalism & Mass Communication
9 2794 Hachten, William Andrews, Professor Emeritus 1924 2018 Journalism & Mass Communication
10 2801 Dott, Robert H., Jr., Professor Emeritus 1929 2018 Geoscience
11 2802 Howard, W. Terry, Professor Emeritus 1936 2017 Dairy Science
12 2803 Nitske, Susan A., Professor Emerita 1946 2018 Nutritional Sciences UW-Extension
13 2804 Pendleton, Johnny, Professor Emeritus 1922 2018 Agronomy
14 2805 Rohweder, Dwayne A., Professor Emeritus 1926 2017 Agronomy
15 2806 Smith, Richard R., Professor Emeritus 1936 2018 Agronomy
16 2789 Fain, Haskell, Professor Emeritus 1926 2018 Philosophy
17 2782 Steele, Jeffrey A. 1947 2018 English
18 2781 Siedband, Melvin P., Professor Emeritus 1928 2018 Medical Physics Radiology
19 2780 Nordman, James E., Professor Emeritus 1934 2017 Electrical Engineering
20 2779 Field, Donald R., Professor Emeritus 1940 2018 Rural Sociology
21 2768 Mccubbin, Marilyn A., Professor Emerita 1940 2018 Nursing
22 2767 Haller, Archibald O. Jr., Professor Emeritus 1926 2018 Community & Environmental Sociology
23 2765 Buxton, Edward B., Professor Emeritus 1924 2018 Liberal Arts and Applied Studies
24 2760 Otto, Wayne R., Professor Emeritus 1931 2017 Curriculum and Instruction
25 2759 Mueller, Willard F., Professor Emeritus 1925 2016 Agricultural Economics
Senate doc no Name Date of Birth Date of Death Home Department secondary home department