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Retiring from Central after nine years of service, Ronald Geenens plans to spend his leisure time polishing his golf game.
“I was told by the late Bill Hampton that as time passes my golf game will wither. I intent to test this hypothesis at least once a week,” Geenens said.
Geenens, who now resides in Shawnee, Kan., has retired as professor emeritus of computer and office information systems. He joined the university in 1986 as an associate professor after 17 years of previous service in higher education. He held positions at Oklahoma City University, Baker University, Pan American University, and Murray State University.
During his tenure at Central, Geenens was involved in various campus groups, including the College of Business and Economics Academic Affairs Committee and Grievance Committee. In addition to teaching and campus service, he was also involved professionally in the Midwest Business Administration Association. In the last five years, he presented and published 16 papers personally and in cooperation with others.
Geenens has two degrees from the University of Arkansas, a doctorate in economics and a master’s in business administration. He also has a master’s in education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Baker University.
He and his wife, Shirley, have twin sons, David and Doug, and one daughter, Rhonda.