Penn State Brandywine announces retirements

Recent Penn State Brandywine faculty and staff retirements include Gordon Crompton, Daniel Doran and Richard Barrett.

Richard Barrett, senior instructor in business administration, retired in January after 25 years at the campus. While at Brandywine, he taught courses in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship both on campus and at organizations throughout the Delaware Valley.

As a member of Penn State’s Management Development group at University Park, Barrett’s work was recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the American Society of Training and Development, the National Association of Home Builders, the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

He was a recipient of the campus’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 1991 and 2001, and was honored with the John Vairo Service Award in 2000 and the George W. Franz Advising and Mentoring Award in 2010.

Barrett earned a bachelor’s degree and master of business administration from Youngstown State University. Before joining Penn State, he held management and development positions at Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. and Fisher Foods Inc.

Gordon Crompton, senior microcomputer systems consultant in the information technology services department at Penn State Brandywine, retired in January after 15 years at the campus.

He received many campus awards, among them the George Franz Advising and Mentoring Award in 2009. He was largely responsible for creating and maintaining a “Saturday morning” alumni group, bringing many Brandywine alumni together for social gatherings. He also co-chaired the campus’ United Way campaign for many years and was a club adviser for four campus organizations.

Crompton graduated from Simpson University with a bachelor of arts degree in written and verbal communications. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam era in communications and navigation electronics.

Daniel Doran, assistant professor of kinesiology, retired in December 2010 after 40 years at the University. He served for 15 years as athletic director. During his time at Brandywine, he coached soccer, tennis, swimming and volleyball.

Doran received a bachelor of science degree in exercise and sport science from Temple University and a master of science in physiology from West Chester University. His publications include articles on sports litigation, human sexuality, and drug detection for sporting events. Doran served as a U.S. representative to the Olympic Committee.

He served as a University senator for 12 years, chairing the governmental affairs committee. Doran also served as chair of the faculty and served on many other campus committees.



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Last Updated January 10, 2015