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Longtime Manchester University professors retire

Four Manchester University professors who spent decades teaching students at the North Manchester campus retired at the end of the academic year.

Professor of History Mark Angelos joined the faculty in 1992 after earning his doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of teaching included European history, medieval studies and gender studies.

Professor Mark Huntington, dean for natural and health sciences in the College of Pharmacy, Natural and Health Sciences, was instrumental in founding athletic training education at MU and developed the program from a minor into a master’s degree. A 1976 Manchester graduate, Huntington joined Manchester in 1984 after earning his doctorate at Indiana University. Courses he taught include human anatomy, exercise physiology and human performance research.

Professor Steve Naragon, Philosophy Department chair, joined Manchester in 1991. A 1982 Manchester graduate, he earned his doctorate in 1987 at the University of Notre Dame. Courses he taught included logic, bioethics, philosophy of religion and environmental philosophy.

Leonard Williams, dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences and professor of political science, joined the faculty in 1982 after earning his doctorate from The Ohio State University. He served multiple terms as department chair, Faculty Executive Committee chair and Social Science Division chair. A scholar of American politics, Williams' work has been published extensively. He is the author of one book and co-editor of two more.

To honor their distinguished careers, each has been granted emeritus status by the Board of Trustees.

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July 2020

July 2020