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Instrumental in designing and developing a campus multi-building microcomputer network, Arthur (Art) T. Tees has retired as professor emeritus of theatre after 27 years of service to Central.
Tees’ long and diverse career with the university began in 1967 when he became an associate professor of theatre. Previously, he served for one year as an instructor in speech at North Dakota State University, Fargo, and was an instructor in speech and drama for two years at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan.
After nine years in Central’s department of theatre, Tees put his computer knowledge to work, becoming the coordinator of Microcomputer Services in 1987. He served in that capacity for three years, then became manager of the Client Services unit in the Office of Information Services.
Tees earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; a master’s degree in speech and theatre at North Dakota State University, Fargo; and a doctorate at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. He also studied mathematics and computer science at Central.
Tees was involved in several campus leadership activities, including serving on the Faculty Senate, Graduate Council and University Curriculum Committee. His professional memberships include Phi Beta Kappa, American Association of University Professors and the American Theatre Association.
During his retirement, Tees plans to continue working with his computer and spend more time with his wife, Doris.