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Comings and Goings: Bess Austin Retires After 35 Years

May 01, 2017

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    Photo of Bess Austin on a bicycle trip in Provence, France, with her husband in summer 2012.

After 35 years, Director of Student Health Service Bess Austin is retiring. The campus community is invited to celebrate her years of service on Thursday, May 4, at 2:30 p.m. in Armstrong Lounge. Austin was a nurse practitioner on campus for 31 years, and in 2012 was named director of the health center.

Comings and Goings Update

Several people have joined the community recently, and some continuing employees have taken on new roles and responsibilities at Lewis & Clark:

Cathy Busha, adjunct faculty, graduate school of studies; Aaron Campbell, assistant track and field coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Moira Domann, executive assistant/board relations and assistant secretary, President’s Office; Jamie Eckhardt, financial and administration analyst, Graduate Business Services; Bo Erickson, administrative assistant, Physical Education and Athletics; Rachael Evans, phonathon specialist, Annual Giving; Rachel Greben, contract administrative specialist, Graduate Business Services; Megan Hagler, post-award administrator, Dean of the College; Emily Hayes, assistant women’s volleyball coach, Physical Education and Athletics; Kristin Hutson, administrative specialist, Career Center; Rebecca Jenkins, aquatic animal law initiative fellow, Center for Animal Law Studies; Heyke Kirkendall-Baker, associate vice president and director, Human Resources; Katie McFaddin, assistant dean for student success and retention and managing director, College Advising Center; William McMillen, staff attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute; Julie Newsome; associate director of annual giving, Institutional Advancement; Aidan Niven, officer, Campus Safety; Kelly Novahom, program specialist, law school; Sylvia Sissel Ovregaard, major gifts officer, law school; Shanthi Pattison, employment analyst, Human Resources; Erin Riley, postdoctoral research associate, Environmental Studies; Julia Unangst, program assistant, dean of the college; Amanda Valley, campus visit coordinator, CAS Admissions; and Hans Woicke, mental health counselor, Counseling Center.

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

Liz Becker, development coordinator of external relations, Law School; Tina Blackwell, executive assistant/board relations and assistant secretary, President’s Office; Danielle Caldwell, events and projects assistant, Conferences and Events; Steve Cavazos, development assistant, Institutional Advancement; Andrea Clifford, staff attorney, Green Energy Institute; Se-ah-dom Edmo, Indigenous Ways of Knowing Coordinator, Center for Community Engagement; Erik Fast, director corporate foundation relations, Institutional Advancement; Gina Franzosa, director of project management, Facilities Services; Joann Geddes, director of program outreach and development, Academic English Studies; Alyse Glesmann, employment analyst, Human Resources; Rosslyn Nayer, administrative coordinator, Provost’s Office Ryan Shannon, law fellow, Earthrise Law Center; Tracy Sullivan, director, Public Interest Law; Martha Taylor, staff attorney, business law programs; Roxana Walls, grant and funds administrator, dean of the college; Nick Webster, educational technology specialist, Information Technology; Caitlin White, technology support coordinator, Information Technology; and Jamie Young, staff psychologist, Counseling Center.