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New faces, new titles, and a few farewells

March 22, 2013

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    Director of Auxiliaries Wendy Washburn will retire on Friday, March 30, 2013.

Since the beginning of the year, several people have joined the community, and some continuing employees have taken on new roles and responsibilities at Lewis & Clark.

The following people are either new to campus or have a new job title:

Jesse Aerni, development coordinator, Law Development Office; Bonnie Auguston, concert manager, CAS Music; Maria Capitelli, case manager, Dean of Students; Aaron Cohen, administrative assistant, NCVLI; Hollie Elliott, financial aid counselor, Office of Financial Aid; Elaine Hirsch, associate director, Watzek Library; Rachel King, technology support coordinator, IT Client Services; Lindsay Kadish, project manager and program assistant, Center for Animal Law Studies; Tamara Ko, administrative specialist, Dean of Students; Kirby Gnerre, data entry assistant, Advancement Services; Annette Lanier, special assistant to the president, Office of the President; Stephen LeBoutiller, interim director, Alumni and Parent Programs; Andrew McPheeters, associate vice president, Institutional Advancement; Jennifer Schmidt, student employment coordinator, Human Resources; Debbie Siegel, project assistant, CAS Psychology; Matsya Siosal, program and marketing manager, CCPS; Kim Ulrich, administrative specialist, CAS Dean of the College; Bonnie Von Wald, administrative assistant to the dean of the college; Maxwell Williams, lead groundskeeper, Facilities Services; Amanda Wilson, groundskeeper, Facilities Services; Tammy Jo Wilson, 2D technical supervisor, Art; Nicholas Wirth, web developer, Law Academic Affairs; and Susan Wynne, administrative specialist, Academic English Studies.

The following people have left Lewis & Clark. Here’s wishing them good luck in their new adventures:

Jeff Allman, digital resources coordinator, Boley Law Library; Jennifer Baumann, senior director for major gifts, Institutional Advancement; Aaron Cohen, administrative assistant, NCVLI; Howard Dean, lead groundskeeper, Facilities Services; Sarah DeGroat, administrative specialist, Oregon Law Institute; Jimmie Dudley, campus safety officer; Steve Gusinde, field technician II, Information Technology; Laura Handzel, assistant director, Center for Animal Law Studies; Joanna Haney, coordinator of research, Watzek Library; Staci Hallanzzini, interim associate director, Dean of Students; Sharon Hayes, assistant director, Facilities Services; Chris Lombard, associate director, Law Career Services; Scott Munden, student employment coordinator, Human Resources; Rad Probst, special assistant, Office of the President; Pamela Rooney, administrative coordinator, Environmental Studies Program; and Brian Toups, administrative coordinator, CCPS-Grad; and Wendy Washburn, director of auxiliaries. 

A fond farewell to Wendy Washburn

Director of Auxiliaries Wendy Washburn will retire on Friday, March 30. In the following Q&A, Wendy shares her plans for retirement and explains just how easy it is to enjoy working at Lewis & Clark for nearly three decades.

What are your plans for retirement?

My husband, Scott, and I are both retiring on the same day. Let the games begin! We’re looking forward to having the time to travel, spending more time with our children and grandchildren, and exploring our hobbies and favorite past-times. I may also be back, in some capacity, as a part-timer in the bookstore.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment during your career?

I think I am the most gratified by my efforts to establish our school-run CAS bookstore. We outsourced the bookstore for more than 20 years and at some point it became apparent that the campus community was no longer satisfied with the cookie cutter, corporate-run store and wanted its own unique L&C store. The process of making that happen was exciting and a completely new experience for me. I was tasked to learn the bookstore business, attend its conferences, research other stores, help design the space, and hire the manager. Who wouldn’t like to take on a project of that size? I was thrilled and honored by the opportunity.

What are some of your favorite memories from your years at Lewis & Clark?

I have so many memories of working in the provost’s office alongside the many talented vice presidents and provosts that have come and gone. I have always felt fortunate that I was able to sit in on the conversations that helped build the college into what it is today. The provost also served as the CAS dean for a few years, so the divisional deans met in the provost’s office regularly. That afforded me the opportunity to learn how the academic areas functioned without leaving the Manor House. This past year, I moved to the business office and was accepted with open arms by the great folks there. The fact that my job has fluctuated over the years has kept it fresh and interesting. It’s also worth mentioning here that it has been my pleasure to be received warmly by the people in the extended community when they’ve learned I work at Lewis & Clark. I’m sure you all have had that same experience. The college is held in high regard and my small contribution has always meant a great deal to me and always will.

What will you miss most about Lewis & Clark?

The people, of course. I walked on campus for the first time in July 1984, so I’ve spent the majority of my adult life here. I’m going to have to beat the bushes to find friends that don’t wear orange and black! It’s been a privilege and a joy to be able to walk across campus and know the names and the faces of so many wonderful people. It doesn’t get any better than that—and I will certainly miss you all.