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Computer Science professor retires after 39 years

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

May 1, 2019

After 39 years of teaching, Richard Simpson, assistant professor of computer science, is ready to retire. To celebrate this and reminisce about memories together, about 10 students and 40 faculty members attended his retirement reception on April 29 in the Wichita Room of the Clark Student Center. At...

The Last Lecture: Dr. Richard Simpson

Richard Simpson

Alana Earle, Reporter

April 16, 2019

In September 2007 Randy Pausch, former computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University gave a speech affectionately titled, "The Last Lecture". In which, he spoke about his time as a professor and reflected on life lessons after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Since then, campuses...

Athletic director to enter phased retirement

Athletic Director Charlie Carr introduces Brenna Moore, nursing senior, and Jeff Ray, golf coach, at a press conference with Moore discussing her national championship in golf, the first nationalship won by a Midwestern State University athlete. Photo by Bradley Wilson

Jeromy Stacy

November 3, 2016

University President Suzanne Shipley announced the phased retirement of Athletic Director Charlie Carr earlier today. Carr spoke about phasing into retirement in a telephone interview this afternoon."It was time. I was ready to do it," Carr said.Carr looks forward to spending time working with the student athl...

Ladd ‘off to the mountains’ for retirement

Chief Patrick Coggins presents Elwyn Ladd, police officer, with a plaque honoring his service with both MSU and the Wichita Falls Police Department. Photo by Jeanette Perry.

Jeanette Perry

August 30, 2016

If you want to say goodbye to police officer Elwyn Ladd, you better hurry.After 10 years on the MSU force and 27 in the city, he's retiring. He said he plans to,"immediately head to the mountains in New Mexico."But before his departure, Ladd had time to reflect on his career and to be recognized at a ...

President Rogers studio interview

Ethan Metcalf

April 2, 2015

President Rogers studio interview from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Jesse Rogers has been president of Midwestern State University since 2001, but his story at the college began well before that when he became a professor of chemistry and physics in 1967. Rogers announced his retirement last ...

Housing, dining director to take over Study Abroad

Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services. Photo from video by Cody Samples

Ethan Metcalf

March 2, 2015

As Larry Williams, sociology professor and director of the Study Abroad Program, reaches retirement this May, Michael Mills, director of housing and dining services, will take over Williams' position June 1 this summer. "I’m very fortunate and very honored to have the opportunity to take over ...

Regents announce search committee

Shawn G. Hessing, chairman of the Board of Regents, will also serve on the search committee. Photo by Lauren Roberts.

The Wichitan

July 29, 2014

In a memo distributed to all faculty and staff July 23, Shawn Hessing, chair of the MSU Board of Regents, announced the formation of a 12-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee after University President Jesse Rogers announced his retirement in May. "I know you will all join me in expressin...

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