Reporter 440, 11 October 1999


Retirement


University head porter Derek Dean has retired after 17 years of service at the University. During his time on campus Mr Dean was a regular sight at University functions including degree ceremonies and public lectures, which he often helped to organise. Before joining the University he served for thirty years with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, rising to the rank of Warrant Officer.

He was presented with a collection and a card signed by his friends and colleagues at a lunch on October 1. Mr Dean is pictured (above, centre) with (l-r) Tony Waterhouse, John Cook, Dave Hey and Brian Morley.

"Derek has been a sound, reliable and loyal servant to the University," said John Cook. "But above all he is a very nice man, with whom it has been a pleasure to work. Derek is well respected and liked by all his colleagues in the University and I am sure I speak for all of us in wishing him all the best for the future."

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