Founding chair United States Postal Service Customer Advisory Council, 1994—1998. National secretary Alliance for Community Media, 1986, board directors, since 2008, 1981—1987, National Society, 1986. 1994bd. directors 1998.
Member of American Association of University Professors, American Mensa Ltd., Buddhist Association Southwest Michigan (president 1990-1999, board directors 1990—2008, treasurer 2001-2002, president 2002-2006, treasurer 2007-2008), Buddhadharma Society (faculty advisor 1991—2001), West Michigan Men's Council (secretary board directors 1994-1996), Arabian Philatelic Association, American Philatelic Society (life).