Passing of Gloria Wagener

Gloria Wagener, an administrative secretary for Career Services, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Gloria’s complete obituary may be found at:


SVSU extends our condolences to her husband, Doug, and her family.


The Support Staff Association has named their scholarship the Gloria J. Wagener Support Staff Scholarship in her memory. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to make a memorial gift contribute to the scholarship fund.  Checks can be made to the SVSU Foundation with “Gloria Wagener” on the memo line.

Gloria Wagener
Administrative Secretary - Career Services
Phone: (989) 964-2897
Office: Wickes Hall 270


Gloria began her career at SVSU in May of 1974, more than 38 years ago, in the Career Planning and Placement Office.  Since then she has worked in several offices: Dean, Arts & Behavioral Sciences; Business & Industrial Development Institute; Center for Business & Economic Development; Controller’s Office, and back to the Career Services Office where she began.

Along with serving as the first President of the SVSU Support Staff Association, MEA/NEA, and continuing in that capacity for 20 years,  Gloria has also served on their Executive Committee for 32 years.  She has served on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Education Association since 1987 and the National Council for Higher Education Executive Board for 16 years.

Currently, Gloria is just 11 credits shy of completing her BA at SVSU with a major in Sociology and minors in Criminal Justice and Business.  She has continued to be an invaluable asset to the Career Services team since she rejoined the department.  Gloria currently does a tremendous job with the administration of the On-Campus Student Employment program and is very knowledgeable about SVSU policies and procedures.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, specialty cake decorating, and reading.