Monday, March 2, 2009

Celebrating Accomplishments

Bibie Chronwall, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and Faculty Development, is retiring at the end of March following 20+ years of service to UMKC.

On Monday, March 16th we will be celebrating her accomplishments and tenure at UMKC. In 1988, Dr. Chronwall began her work at UMKC as an Associate Professor of cell biology and biophysics and has continued to teach courses throughout her career. She was Assistant Dean and Director of Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs in the School of Biological Sciences and since 2003 has served as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. Having published nearly 100 scientific papers and edited three books, gained support through grants topping over $1,000,000, she is well respected for her accomplishments. You can see her most recent efforts in the New Faculty Teaching Scholars program, the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching (FaCET), and the Students Engaged in Artistic and Academic Research (SEARCH) program.

Please join us in celebrating Bibie Chronwall’s retirement at the following event provided by faculty & staff donations:

Ice Cream Social
Honoring Dr. Bibie Chronwall
Monday, March 16, 2009
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Plaza Room, Administrative Center

You are encouraged to share your farewell remarks and favorite Bibie memories by clicking on the comments link below. Or email your remarks/memories (including photographs) to Beci Edmundson for compilation and presentation to Bibie at the party. There will also be a memory book at the party for everyone sign or write comments for Bibie.

Academic Affairs looks forward to sharing our appreciation for Bibie Chronwall’s legacy of work at UMKC with you on the 16th, and hope to see you there.


vishal kurup said...

Dr. Chronwall,
I have always been impressed by your professionalism and the grace with which you carry yourself. You will be sorely missed at UMKC!

Have a great retirement!

Vishal Kurup
UMKC Information Access

LC said...


Congratulations on your retirement! You are a great example and inspiration to your students, fellow professors and UMKC alumns. It has been an honor and pleasure to work with you on the Women's Council, and particularly on the GAF Selection Committee. Thank you for your tireless commitment to UMKC!

Lajuana Counts

Bill said...

Bibie - I enjoyed working with you during my time at UMKC. I know everyone will miss you. -Bill

William Fredrickson
former Conservatory faculty member

Kate said...


You have been a great support to me, IAP and all things international on campus. I hope you'll stay involved with study abroad through the Sweden Program. Your regular presence on campus will be greatly missed! Congratulations and please keep in touch.

Skål kamrat!

Kate Wozniak

Anonymous said...

"Thank you Bibie for being one of the original and best "Friends of Honors." Your support of the program has allowed us to do so many wonderful things--from studying abroad to working with University Academy and Southwest Early College Campus. You were instrumental in founding the Honors Living/Learning Community and many students at UMKC have you to thank for helping to establish Lucerna: The Undergraduate Research Journal. Have fun in your continued life adventures and see you again in Sweden in 2010!"
Gayle Levy

Anonymous said...

You have been greatly missed in the Undergraduate Programs Office of the School of Biological Sciences! May retirement bring you the opportunity to enjoy your flower gardens and pursue all of the activities you have placed on hold while working so hard to make UMKC the best it can be. The university is a better place because of you!

All the best,
Chris Jordan

Elmo Law said...

Hi Bibie,
Your leadership as curriculum director in the BSB came at an appropriate time for me. I had become bored with several aspects of my career and your positive attitude and direction invigorated me to become active again in my teaching and service. Thank you for your friendship, your inspiration, your involvement! I wish you the best in your retirement!
Elmo Law
PACE lecturer