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Recognized for her outstanding contributions to Central by having a room in the University Union named after her, Delores M. Kitterman has retired as emeritus assistant to the president after 43 years of service.
Kitterman joined the university in 1952 as secretary to the president and assistant secretary to the Board of Regents. She was assistant secretary to the board throughout her tenure at Central, and was rewarded for her outstanding administrative office skills through two promotions. She became administrative assistant to the president in 1981, and was promoted in 1988 to the Cabinet-level position, assistant to the president, where she served until her retirement.
In addition to serving on the President’s Cabinet, Kitterman was a valued member of many committees, including the Presidential Installation, Wage and Salary Review, Fringe Benefits, Position Review, and Presidential Inauguration committees. She served on numerous planning committees for special events and social activities and numerous search committees.
Kitterman considers her ability to adapt the different management styles of four university presidents and serving as co-author of the first Professional Staff Manual as two of her greatest accomplishments on campus.
A Central alumna, she graduated from the university in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree. She did post-graduate work on campus and at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She became a certified professional secretary in 1963.
Kitterman and her husband, Jay, are the parents of one daughter, Jaylene O’Keefe.