Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2012

KU releases names of staff members who accepted buyouts

August 1, 2012


Kansas University officials on Wednesday provided a list of the 97 university employees who accepted buyouts from the university.

KU officials made the list available after the Journal-World filed a request under the Kansas Open Records Act last week.

Those approved for the program received a lump sum payment of one year’s salary, up to $100,000. They will retire by Dec. 31, and their positions will be held open for at least a year.

Included in the list are 66 university support staff, 20 unclassified staff and 11 faculty members.

The 97 people and the departments in which they work are:

• Janet M. Ackley, student success.

• Janette Kaye Anguish, administration and finance.

• Jerry D. Bailey, office of the chancellor.

• Jay N. Barnard, School of Engineering.

• Sandra Kay Benedict, facilities planning and management.

• Charles A. Briscoe, School of Law.

• Nancy V. Brune, student success.

• Sarah E. Campbell, administration and finance.

• Linda K. Carter, student success.

• Joe D. Christy II, facilities planning and management.

• Jacqueline S. Christy, continuing education.

• Kathy I. Coffey, facilities planning and management.

• Gary W. Confer, facilities planning and management.

• Dennis D. Constance, facilities planning and management.

• Glennett A. Corel, facilities planning and management.

• Paula D. Crouse, student success.

• Lea Ann Davidson, research and graduate studies.

• Marsha K. Dean, student success.

• Robert A. Deay, student success.

• Mary Jane Dunlap, public affairs.

• Barbara C. Earl, research and graduate studies.

• Joe L. Edmonds, student success.

• Kenneth R. Eisenbart, facilities planning and management.

• Rita K. Fine, continuing education.

• Marcia A. Francisco, facilities planning and management.

• John H. Gallagher, facilities planning and management.

• David M. Gardner, information technology.

• James Alva Gill, facilities planning and management.

• Lois Elaine Greene, School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

• Michael E. Harmon, information technology.

• Charles F. Helmer, facilities planning and management.

• Beverly J. Herrman, facilities planning and management.

• Grace Elizabeth Hutchins, School of Pharmacy.

• Charla R. Jenkins, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• Jeannette A. Johnson, office of the provost.

• Susan Marie Johnson, School of Law.

• Billy Ray Kelch, student success.

• Paul Terry Kelly, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• Dennis D. Kemberling, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• Shelley F. Langston, administration and finance.

• David R. Leach, facilities planning and management.

• Linda L. Lee, research and graduate studies.

• Linda Sharon Lee, School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

• Jack Anthony Leon, continuing education.

• Charlotte O. Leonard, student success.

• V. Parker Lessig, School of Business.

• Coleen Francine Lewis, continuing education.

• Jane R. Live, continuing education.

• Henry A. Louisa Jr., facilities planning and management.

• Olga Yvonne Martinez, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• Mary Joan McDaniels, administration and finance.

• Linda Deborah Meyers, information technology.

• Holly D. Miley, facilities planning and management.

• Robin Louise Miller, School of Law.

• Allen Alvin Mitchell, facilities planning and management.

• Linda G. Narcomey, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• Terrie L. Nichols, information technology.

• Richard John Nightingale, facilities planning and management.

• Eldon L. Nuss, information technology.

• Donald W. Parson, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

• Kathryn Jean Peterson, School of Social Welfare.

• Nancy L. Peterson, School of Education.

• Lois M. Pinder, administration and finance.

• Patrick J. Ragan, facilities planning and management.

• Jose M. Regalado, facilities planning and management.

• Janet E. Riley, administration and finance.

• Monte R. Rogers, facilities planning and management.

• Dennis Lee Rosen, School of Business.

• Randy L. Samuels, facilities planning and management.

• Richard R. Saunders, research and graduate studies.

• Margaret M. Schalansky, Edwards Campus.

• Susan K. Schott, University Press of Kansas.

• Carol Jo Sloan, School of Engineering.

• Kenneth Alan Squires, student success.

• John T. Stewart, research and graduate studies.

• Ricky Lynn Stewart, facilities planning and management.

• Sherie K. Surbaugh, School of Education.

• Connie J. Taylor, facilities planning and management.

• Francis M. Thomas, School of Engineering.

• Larry G. Thompson, facilities planning and management.

• Marsha A. Tiemann, School of Law.

• Mary Ann Traiger, office of the provost.

• Gale S. Troth, School of Law.

• Michael Tye, facilities planning and management.

• Robert C. Umholtz, School of Engineering.

• Fredrick Paul Verhage, facilities planning and management.

• Loretta M. Warren, School of Education.

• Michael E. Watkins, facilities planning and management.

• David A. Wickersheim, continuing education.

• Thomas B. Wilcox, administration and finance.

• Barbara A. Williams, student success.

• Dennis L. Williams, student success.

• Mary A. Williams, School of Education.

• Barbara J. Wilson, student success.

• Christine A. Winters, facilities planning and management.

• Stanley J. Yoder, facilities planning and management.

• John William Yother, facilities planning and management.


royalpain 5 years, 9 months ago

30 of these were with facilities planning & management! Is anyone left to answer the phone there?

kristyj 5 years, 9 months ago

That or is "facilities planning & management" a fancy name for maintenance & janitorial? Guess we'll find out.

parrothead8 5 years, 9 months ago

And another 13 from student success. As if it's not already hard enough for students to succeed.

Tammy Copp-Barta 5 years, 9 months ago

Everybody is getting the heck out with the Student House and Facilities Operations Management merger!

Steve Jacob 5 years, 9 months ago

Not sure why we need to see the names? Hope all have fun, guessing most are retiring.

Jean Robart 5 years, 9 months ago

My best wishes to all, especially Dennis, Dave, Mike and Linda, who all made it fun to work at KU back in the day. Thank you all very much.

Ralph Gage 5 years, 9 months ago

Some really fine people on this list. Best wishes to all.

Terry Sexton 5 years, 9 months ago

Why, Squires never worked a day in life. He oughta be paying KU!

I kid the Kenneth. Happy Trails to you, mister! Congrats!

lucyjj 5 years, 9 months ago

Sandra Benedict leaving? Who will tell us when they are turning off the steam or send us pretty maps of road closures?

fiddleback 5 years, 9 months ago

Hyland's such a great guy to out these people before most probably even had a chance to tell everyone they work with. Nice "reporting," kid.

fiddleback 5 years, 9 months ago

It's the KS Open Records Act, not FOI. And, they only applied 2 months ago, whereas they have 4 months of work left. What makes you think even most of them had told their full circle of co-workers?

johnnyC1987 5 years, 9 months ago

Dr. Kelly, I was in your class Mammalian Physiology class. You were an excellent teacher and will be missed. I wish I could have taken more neurobiology with you.

Best of luck to you.

SuzyQ 5 years, 9 months ago

For facilities planning and management read custodian (facilities) for student sucess read custodian (housekeepiing).

fiddleback 5 years, 9 months ago

Very cute. Or, you could go to the websites and read what they actually do...or don't you know how?

naturalist 5 years, 9 months ago

Congratulations to all on this list! Enjoy yourselves. "facilities planning and management read custodian (facilities) "--it includes a lot more than custodians--landscaping paint shop lockshop carpenters vehicle repair furnace/AC maintenance and repair, etc.

Thomas Bryce Jr. 5 years, 9 months ago

Wow! A lot of experience walking out the door. Some really good workers on that list. Some not so much. I hope we can recoup the knowledge of these Good folks some how. Enjoy retirement! I am happy for any one that makes it there.I hope my retirement will be there when I need it.

Mark Pickerel 5 years, 9 months ago

Who cares? Why does the LJW need to print the names in the paper?

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