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Trustees approve faculty promotions, tenure

During its spring meeting Saturday, the Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 12 faculty members and granted emeritus status to six professors who are retiring this summer.

The trustees also recognized the contributions of four board members whose terms will expire June 30.

Faculty members promoted to the rank of full Professor were Kevin R. Hutson (Mathematics), Michael T. Svec (Education) and Paul L. Thomas II (Education).

Omar Carmenates (Music) was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

Those receiving tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor were Eiho Baba (Philosophy and Asian Studies), Randall L. Childree (Classics), David J. Fleming (Political Science), Jessica Hennessey (Economics), Brandon M. Inabinet (Communication Studies), Kyle C. Longest (Sociology), Marion E. McHugh III (Business and Accounting) and Jeanine P. Stratton (Business and Accounting).

The board granted emeritus status to six retiring professors—Gilbert B. Allen (English), William D. Blaker (Biology), Robert C. Chesebro (Music), Lesley A. Quast (Education), Wade H. Sherard III (Mathematics) and Marie A. Watkins (Art).

All promotions, tenure and emeritus status become effective Aug. 1.

The board recognized four trustees whose terms will expire June 30.  They are Christopher W. Collins of Manchester, Mass., David L. Hauser of Cramerton, N.C., Carl F. Kohrt of Salem and Steven S. Reinemund of Winston-Salem, N.C.

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

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