Mary W. Kauper records
Scope and Contents
The Mary W. Kauper records include materials from Kauper's years as executive assistant to the University President John W. Porter from 1980-1986. The bulk of the material is administrative planning materials and rough drafts of public records pertaining to commencements, honors convocations, honorary degrees, and building dedications, the areas for which Kauper was responsible for coordinating.
The Mary Kauper records have been divided into seven series: Honors Convocation, Commencement Committee, Commencements, Nursing school graduation, Honorary Degrees and Building Dedications. Materials in the first six series are arranged in chronological order and filed by year.
The Building Dedications series includes materials for the following buildings on campus: Library (now Porter Education Building), Jefferson Science building, Alexander Music building, and Olds Student Recreation building. Additionally, there is materials pertaining to the dedication of the Artrain in Ypsilanti.
There are materials in the collection that pre-date both John W. Porter's tenure as University President and Kauper's tenure as the executive assistant to Porter. Additionally, there are no materials from 1984-1986 that would document the last two years of Kauper's tenure with the University or materials documenting her work as chair of the Washtenaw United Way Campaign for the University.
- 1956 - 1983
- Kauper, Mary Wiermanksi (Person)
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Mary (Wiermanski) Kauper was appointed executive assistant to University President John W. Porter on August 20, 1980 and was responsible for coordinating Honors convocation, Commencement Exercises, research for specialized reports, and chair the Washtenaw United Way Campaign for the University. Kauper, a native of Chicago, obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communication from Western Illinois University in 1975, a Master of Arts degree in educational communication from Glassboro State College in 1977, a Doctorate in higher education and administration from Indiana University and a specialist's degree in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University in 1986. She served as executive assistant to the President from 1980-1986. After leaving Eastern Michigan University, Kauper became the associate vice president at the Cranbrook Educational Community and in 2001 was appointed as a trustee of the Eastern Michigan University Foundation by the Board of Trustees.
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Mary (Wiermanski) Kauper was appointed by the Board of Regents in 1980 to serve as the executive assistant to University President John W. Porter. Kauper served in this capacity from 1980-1986. Materials in the Mary Kauper records date from 1956-1983, and include administrative planning materials and rough drafts of public records pertaining to commencements, honors convocations, honorary degrees, and building dedications. The collection includes materials prior to Kauper's tenure and do not include materials from the last two years of her tenure with Eastern Michigan University. Records are organized into seven series: Honors Convocation, Commencement Committee, President's commencement luncheon, Commencement, Nursing school graduation, Honorary degrees, and Building dedications. Within each series, materials are primarily filed by year and arranged chronologically.
- Mary W. Kauper records
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- 2012 January 12
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