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After 29 years of service, Bill Garber has retired as professor emeritus of business administration at Central.
Garber came to Central in 1968 and taught business and distributive education for 18 years. He served as coordinator of the Distributive Education Program for four years, and spent the next nine years as director of internships and cooperative education in the College of Business and Economics.
Prior to joining Central, Garber taught high school business education and vocal and instrumental music in Kansas. He also served as an assistant professor at Kansas State University.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Okla., his master’s degree in business education from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan., and his education specialist degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
During his tenure at Central, Garber was a member and secretary of the Faculty Senate, a member of the Promotion and Tenure Committee in the department of computer and office information systems (COIS), and a member of the Academic Standards and Appeals Committee in the College of Business and Economics.
In addition to his work at the university, Garber was a member of several professional associations, including the Missouri Cooperative Education Association, the Midwest Cooperative Education Association, and the National Cooperative Education Association.
He and his wife, Alice, have a son, Randall, and a daughter, Kristen.