News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Emeritus Professor, Rollin Douma, dies at 70
Dr. Rollin Douma, a Professor of English who held a variety of administrative posts at the University, recently passed away at the age of 70. Most recently, he served as associate vice president for Academic Affairs from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. Previous positions included interim dean of the College of Education; dean of the Graduate College from 1994 to 1997; interim dean of the Graduate College from 1992 to 1994; and associate dean of the College from 1979 to 1992. Active on numerous University committees and task forces, Dr. Douma served as editor of the University catalogues for over twenty years. For a full obituary, please see the Kalamazoo Gazette.