William E. Vandament was psychology professor

William E. Vandament, 81, president emeritus of Northern Michigan University and former psychology faculty at Binghamton University, died April 20, 2013, in Signal Hill, Calif. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Quincy College, a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University, and a master’s and doctorate in experimental psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He came to Binghamton University in 1964 and taught in psychology and served as an assistant vice president before leaving in 1976.

He then served in a number of administrative positions, including at Ohio State University, New York University, the California State University system and Northern Michigan University, where he was president from 1991 until his retirement in 1997. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margery; daughter and son-in-law Jane and Verne Clair of Binghamton; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Ronald Burke; one grandson, V. Austin William Clair of Binghamton; one brother and many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable contributions be made to the William and Margery Vandament Endowment Fund of Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855.