Memorial Resolutions

A memorial resolution honors the career of a deceased faculty colleague with a written and oral tribute presented before the Faculty Senate. The memorial resolution is kept as an historical record of the faculty member’s contributions to the university.

A deceased faculty member is eligible for a memorial resolution if they either:

  • Were granted emeritus status and held a faculty title (professor, associate professor, assistant professor) at the time of retirement. 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. -OR-
  • Passed away with an active appointment with a faculty title (professor, associate professor, assistant professor).

Department chairs identify a memorial resolution committee to prepare the memorial resolution. The memorial resolution committee provides the following to the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty:

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

Once the materials are submitted, the Office of the Secretary of the Faculty will work with the memorial resolution committee to schedule the presentation of the memorial resolution at a Faculty Senate meeting. The Faculty Senate meets on the first Monday of the month, February-May and October-December, at 3:30 pm in 272 Bascom Hall.

For questions, please contact Julie Scharm, deputy secretary of the faculty.

New Memorial Resolutions since 2000

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