The School of Education celebrated the contributions of Dave Derby and Donald McHatten December 5 in BC Lounge.
Both men were retiring from FPU. McHatten, assistant professor of special education, started his full-time faculty appointment in 2005, and Derby, assistant professor of education, in 2009. Both were program directors, with McHatten heading the special education program at the Visalia Center and the moderate-severe credential program. Derby directed the administrative services program.
Saying Good-bye after nearly half a century isn’t an easy matter. It takes a lot of friends.
For Richard Unruh, 1967 graduate and political science professor since 1968, farewells—official and unofficial—were many and heartfelt. Faculty from the School of Humanities, Religion and Social Sciences surprised Unruh during his last class session April 26. Alumni and current students were invited to a reception May 3 in BC Lounge. Social sciences faculty and retirees hosted a meal May 9. Faculty and staff universitywide honored Unruh May 10 in Shehadey Dining Hall.
After leading Fresno Pacific University during nine years resulting in academic growth and financial security, D. Merrill Ewert announced today he will retire as president, effective July 31, 2012.
The Board of Trustees has selected the Dingman Company, a worldwide search firm based in California, to lead the search process, and appointed a search committee including board members, alumni, faculty and staff.